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The Zebra  -by Cornish Poet Clive Blake -Cornwall by CliveBlake The Zebra  -by Cornish Poet Clive Blake -Cornwall by CliveBlake
The Zebra (Zebra Poem by Cornish Poet Clive Blake) Visoetry – Visual Poetry – Concrete Poetry - Poetry


An optical illusion
That tricks your sight,
Not colour, not HD ready,
But just in black and white.

An African sales success,
Of great pride it’s the source,
Cleverly marketed as …
A bar-coded horse.


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The Zebra:
'The Zebra' ... an iconic beast if ever there was one. An optical illusion on legs, the stealth grazer of the plains. The zebra holds a special place in peoples hearts, especially lion's!


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[link] "WritersPen" group question re "The Zebra” (Zebra Poem by Cornish Poet Clive Blake) Visoetry - Visual Poetry – Concrete Poetry - Poetry:
This poem is one of my more quirky poems, do you like this 'quirky style', or do you prefer my more thoughtful poetry?


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This 'visoem' is titled "The Zebra” (Zebra Poem by Cornish Poet Clive Blake) Visoetry – Visual Poetry – Concrete Poetry - Poetry,
from a collaborative project between Clive Blake and Adrian Blake. The production of another book being the final aim.

I describe Visoetry as illustrative visual poetry other than Phoetry. I came up with the Visoetry concept in 2005. Visoetry can also be described as Visual Poetry and loosely described as Concrete Poetry.

The poetry is by Cornish Poet Clive Blake [link]

Illustrations by Adrian Blake [link]
of DA *hairycheesecake fame. Adrian Blake is a brilliant photographer, graphic designer and illustrator, in his own right, but don’t take my word for it, visit his site and see for yourself (I am slightly biased, I’m his Dad)!
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DrippingWords Jun 15, 2012  Student Writer
This is genius.
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CliveBlake Jun 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you ...
:) :)
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DrippingWords Jun 15, 2012  Student Writer
No problem :D
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CliveBlake Jun 15, 2012  Professional Writer
:)
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:iconbitterlytart:
that is a funny concept, haha great idea... i like the mixture of symbolism for the lines to be barcodes and grass at the same time. ahaa
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CliveBlake Jan 5, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you for your brill comments ...
Delighted you like it ...
:) :)
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sumodawg12 Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the most beautiful writing I have ever seen. I just so happen to be obsessed with zebras. I HAVE to get a big print for my wall:) Thank you for opening my eyes into a whole new world.
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CliveBlake Dec 10, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you for your brill comments ...
I am just very happy that it makes you happy ...
:) :) :)
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:iconbloodvalkyrie:
I ... I don't get it.
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CliveBlake Oct 16, 2011  Professional Writer
I'm sorry you don't get it but the concept is very simple ...
A zebra looks very much like a horse with a huge bar code painted on it ...
(Well it does with a certain amount of poetic licence involved!) ...
I can't really explain it much more than that ... and ...
It is something that you either 'get' or you'don't get' and there is probably no middle ground ...
So if you 'don't get' it, don't worry about it, you are probably not alone ...
:) :)
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