So far Agnes and I have been having a lovely time celebrating Octopus Month! Please don't miss earlier posts this week:
"Octopus" by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
The Great Southeastern Octopus Tour
"Thirty-two Tentacles" by Michele Krueger (and learn how octopuses don't actually have tentacles...)
and Octopus Month Padlet, where I'll be rounding up various octopus links all month long.
Today Tabatha is in the house... er, ocean? Anyhow, she's here! And this is her artsy octopus creation:
("Squirty" for short)
Here's Tabatha to introduce her properly:
"I looove beautiful paper! So I raided my stash to make an octopus collage and voilà, Mademoiselle Squirtensia. I think her head was actually made from a photo of a pincushion! Some of her limbs are from images of quilts. She is a softie :-)"
... and here's Tabatha on how she came to write the following poem:
"I was inspired by reading that octopi can always tell which way is up & they are able to sense octopus skin, so their suction cups don't stick to their own arms."
by Tabatha Yeatts
in an octopus world, gravity
holds you like a hammock,
swaying upright, but nothing
keeps your feet on the ground
you can feel your many arms
stretch wide, taste your world
with delicate hands that
can dance around each other
without ever tangling,
never adhering, never
sinking your stride
by mistaking friend for foe.
Don't you just love that first phrase "in an octopus world"? I do, I do! And lo, a "mistake" in the last line... that's our IMPERFECT editor, all right. :) Thank you, Tabatha and Squirty for joining the LOVE, AGNES celebration! I'm excited for next week's lineup!