This morning, I was in a coffee shop and worked on a Blackout Poem. This is where you take an article in perhaps a newspaper and create a poem from the words, blacking out what you don’t wish to use. You can get more details here:
Writer’s Digest on Erasure and Blackout Poems
I picked up one of my favorite reads, Indy Week, and found several interesting articles about the different arts events coming up for the Fall. I kept this copy due to so many wonderful things coming up in the Triangle. (That Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill NC for those who wouldn’t know what I mean).
Here’s what I came up with:
Looking at this, I decided to develop it into a more complete poem:
although different styles play
we all want something
Okay, it’s a senryu from the blackout poetry.
That’s what I have for this day 🙂
Here’s my space for working this morning: