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Purloin the Passport

 

Deal with the trauma

Of displacement through writing:

Purloin the passport

 

 

 

 

Even in letters

Conquering displacement still

Remains the most raw

 

The uncanny ease

The literature proclaimed

Made him significant

 

Unflinching story

Speaks of the solitary

Talking to ourselves

 

Ambitious ideas

Whose voices braid together

Built around the last

 

Chiseled to create

A kaleidoscopic whole

Distilled to pages

 

 

 

 

“HAIKUISATION

The haiku is a Japanese poetic form whose most obvious feature is the division of its 17 syllables into lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables. Haikuisation has sometimes been used by Oulipians to indicate the reduction of verses of normal length to lines of haiku-like brevity. Select three sentences from a single newspaper article and “haiku” them.” –from The OULIPOST Handbook

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Sunday Cognac Aching Plucked Again

 

The nestling of the Sunday Cognac in California—armored for more than four choreographers during a telling and remembering—has been called yet again, a museum friend sang on Institute. Arts Illuminations, the friend, gave no performance had been penetrated for its giving and introduced to sharpen the evening. Since the Sunday Cognac starts under the years of the imaginative piano, the complicated couple has to walk deepened by the ritual. The keyboard aches all but organically, the animals for the fabric used in place, and except for a few modern–day not-terribly-interested shrines everything prizes done, Arts Illuminations revolved. Snifters in high hats have found pop-oriented fingers as the performance for the filing and acclaimed that the sound’s rim has died a joyous audience with the floor, which has reportedly framed generic about the repeated noises. Ms. Illuminations included she featured that the limitations would write open before year’s approach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“CHIMERA

The chimera of Homeric legend – lion’s head, goat’s body, treacherous serpent’s tail – has a less forbidding Oulipian counterpart. It is engendered as follows. Having chosen a newspaper article or other text for treatment, remove its nouns, verbs and adjectives. Replace the nouns with those taken in order from a different work, the verbs with those from a second work, the adjectives with those from a third.” –from The OULIPOST Handbook

 

Drawing Fresh Poetry From the Familiar:
All Materials Sourced from NYT, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Arts Section
Base article from “Arts Briefly”: “Picasso Museum Reopening Delayed Again”
Nouns from: “An Ache, And Pluck, That Linger In a Heart”
Verbs from: “Italian Touch, With a Taste of Cognac”
Adjectives from: “Narcissism (Smile!), Set to a Thumping Beat”

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On Our One More

 

 

 

 

a season earns no

 

our causes were

not means over crevasses

 

men were as area was

we were more

so we are across

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“PRISONER’S CONSTRAINT

Imagine a prisoner whose supply of paper is restricted. To put it to fullest use, he will maximize his space by avoiding any letter extending above or below the line (b, d,f,g,h,j,k,l,p,q,t and y) and use only a,c,e,m,n,o,r,s,u,v,w,x and z. Compose a poem using only words that can be made from these letters AND which you source from your newspaper text.” –from The OULIPOST Handbook

sourced from:
Deadliest Day: Sherpas Bear Everest’s Risks by Ellen Barry and Graham Bowley NYT|April 18, 2014

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MOUTH
FUNERAL OF THE
WIDOW—WORD
& HUSBAND

 

 

 

MEANT TO EVOKE
AN OBSCENITY
WITH COMEDY
OUTSTRETCHED &
POINTED
DOWNWARD,
VULGARITY WAS
DESIGNED IN
THEATRES BY A
RESPECTABLE
WIDOW.
FOR THE CORRECT
CATALYST, WATCH
FRIENDSHIP
TODAY OR LOOK
IN THIS SENTENCE
TOMORROW
IN THE HUSBAND.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“COLUMN INCHES
Refer to the advertising section or the classifieds in your source newspaper. Create a poem by replacing all of the nouns in your chosen ad segment or classified listing with nouns from one article in the same newspaper. You may use multiple ads/classifieds, presented in the order of your choosing.” – from The OULIPOST Handbook

For the “Column Inches” prompt, I began with the JEOPARDY! CLUE OF THE DAY; I have only been sourcing from the Arts section of the NYT, which doesn’t have a “classifieds”. I tried to use the listings for theatre shows and times, but it was just too abstract, ha ha hah. I sourced the replacements from the article entitled, “What a Foul Mouth You Have, Grandma.”

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Calumnies Lie Buried

 

 

 

incurable nursemaid meanders

clambers unclaimed blameless

aimless amid unnameables

 

curbside blinders embrace

blusemans bridle calibrate

a maudlin nimbus

 

cinema in cinders

a miracle abduced

a la reclaimed simulacres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“EPITHALAMIUM

An Oulipian epithalamium, or marriage song, is one composed exclusively with the letters of the names of bride and groom (bride and bride, groom and groom, etc). Visit the engagement or wedding announcements section of your newspaper and select a couple. Write a poem using only words that can be made with the letters in their name. You may choose to use first names only if you prefer anonymity or full names if you’re desperate for more letters.” –from The OULIPOST Handbook

Since I have been sourcing my text from the Arts section of the NYT, there aren’t any wedding announcements to be found. Instead, I chose an article about DIANE ARBUS and her photograph of EDDIE CARMEL, and used the letters in their names.

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2 Touchstones, a Sailboat and a Strait Over Parenting

 

 

 

“I have a rummage in my miniature
that I would never bring a kiln
less than 2 yes-men old,”
Matt Rutherford, who has completed
several somnambulist jubilees
across the seals and is plasterer
to salamander to Japan
from Northern California this moonlight,
said in an intimation.

“There’s some real rivers here,
and you bring somebody else along
and you’re taking the river for them, too.
That’s a serious quicksand.”

Still,
other occupants said

the parkas were doing the right thistle
by font their pastille and
involving their chimeras early.

Pam Wallpaper,
who began salami
with her chimeras
when they were infidels and
traveled around the wound with them
for nearly seven yes-men,
said the  fanfare
—whom she doglegs not know
—had seemed to take the necessary preconceptions.

“There were probably
a serviceman of evocations
that two perch just couldn’t handshake,”
said Ms. Wallpaper, who has
served as a container
for dragonflies of fanfares
contemplating similar triumphs.

She often tells them that
the sooner they get their chimeras
aboard a bobble, the bicentenary.
“The whole idiom of belle a fanfare
that goes out to seal is that you
are totally semiconductor-sufficient.”

 

 

 

 

“N + 7:
You’ll want a dictionary for this one! Select a passage from one of your newspaper articles. Replace each noun the passage with the seventh noun following it in the dictionary.” -from the OULIPOST Handbook

I had a lot of fun with this one!
It seems to hold just fast enough to an almost familiar logic that I feel as though I can decipher something just beyond my field of vision.
I’d like to say a special thanks to Miles Davis.  Also, I found the subject of this article absurd in at least seven different ways . . .

sourced from:
2 Tots, a Sailboat and a Storm Over Parenting
By JENNIFER MEDINA (NYT) APRIL 7, 2014

 

 

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The Found Art of Thank-You Notes

 

 

 

 

freight of feeling conveyed on a scrap

a scrap of paper with words scratched on it

paper with words scratched on it by hand

 

somehow thickets of exclamation

have the dignity to sit and write

life into a custom many felt

also inadvertently supports

evolutionary dynamics

 

recent scientific findings have linked

scribbles laid on a correspondence card

(selected for how ink flows across it)

forging bonds of both trust and dependence

optimism, stress reduction, and the

olfactory pleasure they provided

 

in doing so, they are not only on

stiff correspondence cards adorned with a

want to share the tactile, the visual,

this truth is not, alas, universal

a rhinoceros embossed in gold

can also ring an emotional chord

 

you can be entertained by anyone,

bold lines; artful arrangement of colors

despite the incursions electronic

you can plain express something difficult:

the vision of that other penmanship

 

ink on paper challenged on several

points, all caps shouts, and loaded acronyms

like boring stuff your parents made you do;

now older, it becomes more important

 

in the process of opening a note

feeling the paper, seeing the writing,

reading the message in another’s voice,

you’ve a piece of that person in your hand

that is such an honor, as it should be

 

emotional in digital is lost?

 

 

 

 

sourced from:
Fashion & Style | Cultural Studies
by GUY TREBAY (NYT) APRIL 4, 2014

 

 

 

 

Francis Bacon’s Moment

 

 

 

 

There has since been a meteoric rise

 

They want an unmistakable that fitz

 

Come along one after the other

 

An unstoppable upward momentum

 

He produced remains in private hands

 

 

 

This is much more tender and serene

 

 

 

 

sourced from:
International Arts
by SCOTT REYBURN (NYT) APRIL 4, 2014

 

 

 

 


Tribal Art On The Rise . . .

 

 

 

Attracted by the sculptural power

So fascinating to see them standing

See them standing looking at each other

In the meantime, Paris is still trying

 

 

 

 

sourced from:
International Arts
by SCOTT REYBURN (NYT) APRIL 4, 2014

 

 

“BLANK VERSE AMIDST THE PROSE

Compose a poem using unintentional lines of iambic pentameter found in your newspaper.” –from The OULIPOST Playbook

 

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