Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Body of Art

A favorite cousin of mine had this snippet of an e.e. cummings poem tattooed on her backside. It says:

bird by snow and stir by still
anyone's any was all to her

(Read the entire poem here.)

This cousin happens to be funny, sweet and smart as heck. (And cool, too.) She teaches at an alternative high school in Colorado with kids who haven't always been valued by society, and she works passionately to instill the love of words in her students. I'm not sure if she encourages them to tattoo literature on their bodies, but hey, here's to creative teaching methods. (What's next, sweetie? War and Peace??)

So here's a big shout-out to you, K!


Alicia Padrón said...

Oh she is cool alright! This is great, I love it!
Here is to your creative and inspiring cousin! :o)

Jennifer Thermes said...

Thanks, Alicia! She is pretty neat. :-)

Vivian Mahoney said...

I have been fascinated by tattoos lately, and this one is too cool. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Passe lá no blog do Clausewitz e conheça um pouco do Brasil... abraço

Jennifer Thermes said...

Hi Vivian-- You're welcome! I really like the idea of poetry tattoos.

Clausewitz-- Lo siento pero no entiendo el portugués. :-)