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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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The Central Office of Restitution

 

 

 

 

For decades it has lay hidden away,

Took decades to illuminate that dark.

A lengthy struggle to rid itself of

A published catalogue of all the spoils.

Chose to rush ahead its revelations,

Always knowledge, responsibility.

We went down so many, many wrong ways.

Even so, a fuller accounting of

Lasted decades more, only to emerge

Willing to identify, to describe.

Now that we have all the information

It all seems almost logical, easy;

 

We finally found us one of the best—

We will go once again through everything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“SONNET

Write a sonnet sourced from lines found in newspaper articles.  You may choose your own sonnet type, and should feel free to be creative with the rules. One known Oulipo variation is “sonnets of variable length,” in which one must compose a sonnet in which the lines are either as short as possible or as long as possible.” -from The OULIPOST Handbook

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List Mild Whys

 

 

I:

 

 

figs list
in gin

dim its zing

it brims its tin lid
wrings minds din

lift it

bind lips
skin bit in sin

 

 

 

II:

 

 

bird climbs
misty scrim

lifts its wings

limns blind
til it dims

rids its limbs
slim ribs

mi sin

 

 

 

 

 

*mi:

  • n. – Destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle

 

“ UNIVOCALISM

A univocalic text is one written with a single vowel. It is consequently a lipogram in all the other vowels.” –from The OULIPOST Handbook

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Pasted

 

 

 

I

Am

The

Wary

Words

Pasted

 

Defiant

Document

Manifests

Statements

Objectified

Consequences

 

Inappropriate

Pencil-drawings

Graphite-on-paper

 

 

 

 

“SNOWBALL
This procedure requires the first word of a text to have only one letter, the second two, the third three, and so on as far as resourcefulness and inspiration allow. The first word of a snowball is normally a vowel: in English, a I or O.

From your newspaper, select a starting vowel and then continue adding words of increasing length from the same source article or passage. Challenge yourself further by only using words in order as you encounter them in the text.” –from the OULIPOST Handbook

 

sourced from:

Art & Design
An Artist Demands Civility on the Street With Grit and Buckets of Paste
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Takes Her Public Art Project to Georgia
By FELICIA R. LEE (NYT) APRIL 9, 2014

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Art Will Die (Kind Of)

 

 

Beneath The Surface
Disabled Or Otherwise

 

Lyricist
Unearthing Lost Gems—

 

A Few Notes To Hear All
Sad Times—

 

Withdraws From
A Writerly Life

 

Honors
Lives Of Animals

 

Replaces
Other Evolutionary Quirks

 

New York Premiere For
Those Fish Fins You Call Hands And

 

Asks To Replace Sacred Objects
For Injured Legacy

 

Juries Evolving
A Time To Pass Judgements

 

In A Career
Of Names

 

 

 

 

 

 

“HEADLINES

(variation of Jean Queval’s “Cent Ons”)
Compose a poem whose body is sourced from article headlines in your newspaper.” –from The OULIPOST handbook

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Mine a Midden      

 

 

 

an enorm

a nadir

mired rime

 

an ear in a din

all manor o media

earn an idea

 

demand a random dream

remand all remains

aimed on dread

 

nod amid men mediad

mine a midden

moan a modern drone

 

ordain odea

rend an arid redan

damn mad arms

 

adorn an ader

don an eon

end an era

 

 

 

 

 

 

“BEAUTIFUL IN-LAW (BEAU PRESENT)

Select a name from one of your newspaper articles, famous or not. Compose a poem using only words that can be made from the letters in that person’s name. For example, if you selected “John Travolta,” you may only use words that can be made from the letters A, J, H, L, N, O, R, T and V. ” -from the OULIPOST Handbook

the name:
“Narendra Modi”
sourced from:
Wish for Change Animates Voters in India Election
By ELLEN BARRY (NYT) APRIL 7, 2014

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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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