Badge: Order's Up
Directive: Using only the words found on a menu, craft a poem
Live-Often and Well
PoMoSco - Day 25
Directive: Go sit somewhere with a sign with a word on it and ask passersby to give a definition, thought, etc. Craft a poem using only those words and don't use the source word in the poem.
dandelions and cannabis
PoMoSco - Day 24
Badge: Best Laid Plan
Directive: Remove something throughout source text. Keeping as much of the remaining text intact as possible, create your poem from results.
The Circular Ruins
Badge: Click Trick
Directives: Using PhotoShop tools, create an erasure poem from source text.
Badge: Dialed In
Directive: Write all the digits
in a phone number. Choose what they will correspond to in your source
text (a page number, line number or number of word in a line) and use
this constraint to choose words and phrases for your poem.
The Happiness of Inhabiting
Directives: Compose a poem made only of questions found in source text.
This one was FUN! I used Jorge Luis Borges' questions.
What Have You Done With It?
Badge: Off the Shelf
Directives: Notice something
on your way to the library. Choose 5 books about that subject, create a
poem of words and phrases found on the first five pages of the books,
excluding front matter.
Badge: Quiet On Set
Directive: Listen to TV show,
podcast, etc. at least 30 minutes. No stopping, rewinding, etc. Note
words and phrases, use them as source text - deletions can be made, but
you must retain the order in which they were heard.
Ask Permission To Enter The Forest
PoMoSco - Day 18
Badge: Open Book
Directive: Open book or
magazine to 2-page spread.Scan pages for words and phrases to use. Poem
must be created by using only words in source text and only in the order
My Source Text: Gaston Bachelard. The Poetics of Space
(As I wrote to another PoMoSco poet, using Bachelard for found poetry almost feels like cheating –
the poetry is there on every page like Easter eggs just laying unhidden
on the lawn!)
And All The Spaces Of Our Past