Imagine your favorite celebrity emblazoned on a pillow, in the most regal way. That’s what the company, Replaceface does. Celebrity faces are emblazoned on canvas, iPhone cases, and yes… even pillows. It’s almost poetic to think of Bill Murray and Christopher Walken gazing out into the expanse of your bedroom or living room, dressed as elegant Russian generals originally painted by artist, George Dawe.
Dawe was an English portrait artist who painted 329 portraits of Russian generals, active during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, for the Military Gallery of the Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia. His legacy lives on in ways we’re certain he couldn’t anticipate.
Since Poem on Your Pillow Day is coming up on Tuesday, May 3rd, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to imagine some of our favorite celebrities gracing our pillows—with a poem.
Use your imagination and creativity. If you were to choose any celebrity likeness to have printed on a pillow, who would it be? Write a poem about the famous face you’ve chosen and tell us why. It’s just crazy enough to work. Or, pretend you are the celebrity “replace-faced” and speak from your regal pillow position, out into the living room (or bedroom). How does it feel to be thus painted and pillowed? Where are you in the room? What celebrity grandeur, humor, loss, romance, or irony do you bring to the situation?
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s poetry prompt. Here’s a haiku from Sandra we enjoyed:
toes buried in sand
patch-free memories, writing
Photo by Petra Bensted. Creative Commons via Flickr.
How to Write a Poem uses images like the buzz, the switch, the wave—from the Billy Collins poem “Introduction to Poetry”—to guide writers into new ways of writing poems. Excellent teaching tool. Anthology and prompts included.
“How to Write a Poem is a classroom must-have.”
—Callie Feyen, English Teacher, Maryland