A Week of Papier Mache

Updated on April 9, 2019
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I can't seem to stop writing poetry or reading poetry. I think it is safe to say I love poetry and I love sharing great poetry with others.

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cut into strips

moisten with starch and glue

place gently on everything you find

to dry,


Balloon

create our mask

a stretchy resilience

yet after layer and layer

stiffen.


This craft

moments with you

I see you without mask

here as we work, Papier Mache

your face.


For love

creative mess

of our coated fingers

locomotive of creative

mache.


Chorus

greek tragedy

a mask for performance

explaining our place and setting

on stage.


Power

is created

with each layer of past

well crafted masks will have much

to say.


To work

concentration

on these strips of paper

to where we place these torn momentos

an end.


A week

of work with craft

to enter a silence

of soft Papier Mache dreams

to play.

© 2019 Jamie Lee Hamann

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    • jhamann profile imageAUTHOR

      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      17 months ago from Reno NV

      Thank you Verlie. It was a fun week. Jamie

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      17 months ago from Canada

      Nice capture of the creative satisfaction of making papier mache art. It seems to be a childhood right of passage, and such a simple way to learn sculpture.

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