Tuesday Poem - The Pelican Child

I thought this week I'd put in a piece of animation - the images are by Alice Cohen, around a line from Joy Williams' 'Baba Iaga and the Pelican Child'.    There's quite an interest in Britain at the moment in animating words - for me it only works if the sum of the word and the image generates more than each one individually - it has to go beyond illustration.

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  1. Cute! Had me looking up baba yaga mythology and etymology. Had to be one of my favourite fairy tale characters growing up. (yes, baba iaga is a version) and the association with the pelican seems to be deliberate - as the "good" side of baba yaga, as opposed to the fright side. It's lovely to see layers of meaning and mythology in something so apparently simple.


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