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Another response to Jaclyn Hughes’s Apophysis Tutorial Fun – Volume 1
but created with Fractal Science Kit, and transformed with Rectangle Limit and Cylinder Limit. Best if viewed larger. Note the small “face” near the center that reminds me of an opossum (“possum” in the vernacular of the rural southern U.S.), which provided a welcome tie-in to this cute little poem, written with great authenticity in the Black-American dialect of the late 19th century by poet John Charles McNeill, recipient of the 1905 Patterson Cup, awarded in person by then U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt.

Possum Time Again
by John Charles McNeill, First Poet Laureate of North Carolina (b. 1874 d. 1907)

Oh, dip some ‘taters down in grease
En fling de dogs a ‘tater apiece.
Ram yo’ brogans clean er tacks,
Split de splinters en fetch de ax.
It’s ‘possum time again!
Catfish tender, catfish tough,
We’s done et catfish long enough.
We’s tar’d er collards en white-side meat,
En we’s gwine have supp’n wut’s good to eat.
It’s ‘possum time again!
De pot’s gwine simmer en blubber en bile
Till it gits scummed over wid ‘possum ile.
But le’ ’s don’t brag till we gits de goods.
Whoop! Come along, boys! We’s off to de woods.

It’s ‘possum time again!


abstract fractal, orbital, elliptic splits, possum, poetry, mcneill, barrowda

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  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 3 years ago

    An awesome fractal abstract David!

  • Thank you so much, Thea, for your comment and Fave. Best, David

    – barrowda

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous creation and work.

  • Thanks, Bunny! Best, David

    – barrowda

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 3 years ago

  • Thanks for the fave, Hugh! I was sorry to learn yesterday from Shanina’s journal that now North Queenslanders are under serious threat from typhoon Yasi – hope they are spared any additional suffering.

    – barrowda

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous David! I am glad that you are able to follow along with us with FSK!

  • Thanks so much, Jackie! Again, I really appreciate your starting this tutorial exchange – it has given me some ideas to try with FSK, but I also look forward to trying with Apo some more. :-))) David

    BTW, which Lexington are you from? MA?, KY? other?

    – barrowda

  • relayer51
    relayer51over 3 years ago

    Splendid work David ,looks even more impressive viewed large! Mark.

  • Appreciate the comment, Mark! Thanks for stopping by, as it were. Best, David

    – barrowda

  • Fiery-Fire
    Fiery-Fireover 3 years ago

    Congrats on being faetured 02-06-2011

  • Merci beaucoup!!! ;-) David

    – barrowda

  • viennablue
    viennablueover 3 years ago

    splendid work David, congratulations on the feature for this wonderful piece :-)

  • Thanks so much, Jacqui!! I made some real Apo’s this weekend – hope to post a few this evening. China may be entering the Year of the Rabbit, but in North Carolina, it is always the Year of the Possum :-)))

    – barrowda

  • Junior Mclean
    Junior Mcleanover 3 years ago

    Cool fractal!!

  • Thanks, Junior!!

    – barrowda

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work, David!

  • Druidstorm
    Druidstormover 3 years ago

    Mentally wicked! Cool design and wordcraft mate! Bravo!!!…)o(

  • Thanks greatly! Much of the poetry of John Charles McNeill can be found on poetryx.com
    He was a peerless observer of the nuances of nature which I suspect will vibrate in harmony with your spirit, my friend.

    – barrowda

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