Blackout – National Poetry Month April 15 2020

Today’s poetry prompt is: Let’s write a blackout poem. Here is what it is from one of the experts Austin Kleon

If you have a newpaper, magazine, something with writing, you can create a blackout poem. You could even create a collage.

Here is one I created a good while ago while at the coffee shop.


I took this and wrote a little more:

separate thinking

although different styles play

we all want something

The form I used was senryu. Not all people write an edited poem from their blackout and one of the beauties is to find a way to make it stand alone. Either way it is a win!

Show me your blackout poetry or just write and share! It’s all good!

And to give props to other sources: Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides