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Oulipoem 5: April 5 — Tautogram

05 Apr

Now, this was fun.

The prompt:

Compose a poem whose words — or at least the principal ones — all begin with the same letter. The words must be sourced from your newspaper.

The poem:

 
Mafia Missions

1] Monday morning :
murder multiple
male merchants.

2] model missed
moments,mercurial
moments.

3] Make major mob
movements more more…
memorable. Measure
marked moments.

4] Make members
more     mortified?
more     meditative?
more     mournful?

5] Major measures:
marathon mastery,
meatless mornings,
meaningful marriages.

6] Mob Magazine = mystique.

7] Mob Museum.

 

Source area:

Datebook. San Francisco Chronicle. 5 April 2014

 

 
27 Comments

Posted by on 05/04/2014 in exercises, oulipost, poems, poetry, writing

 

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27 responses to “Oulipoem 5: April 5 — Tautogram

  1. barbcrary

    05/04/2014 at 1:16 pm

    “Dose” guys are at it again! You seem to be developing a Godfather theme for the month, Margo. Whaddya think?

     
    • margo roby

      05/04/2014 at 1:58 pm

      Grinning. I thought of that, once I realised I was mobbing again, Barb. It’s a thought. I may have to review/redo the first poems. Hmmm.

       
  2. whimsygizmo

    05/04/2014 at 1:37 pm

    Oh, MAN.
    Marvelous. Merely MARVELOUS. I adore this one. That first stanza made me laugh out loud. :)

    Mine is only for lispless (not to be confused with listless, or lipless) readers:

    http://whimsygizmo.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/seaway-shells-sunset/

     
    • margo roby

      05/04/2014 at 1:54 pm

      I’m laughing already, so yours better not be serious, de ;-)

       
  3. Geo Sans

    05/04/2014 at 2:03 pm

    Mmm

     
  4. Quickly

    05/04/2014 at 3:20 pm

    Smart girl, to opt for a letter you can actually say three times in a sentence without watering the screen. I tried one of those total immersion alliterations with an “S”. Bad move not recognized until I tried to read it aloud.

     
    • margo roby

      05/04/2014 at 5:12 pm

      That, of course, was part of my plan. Really.

       
  5. Carol Carlisle

    05/04/2014 at 3:31 pm

    Marvelous mission Margo!

     
    • margo roby

      05/04/2014 at 5:13 pm

      Thank you, Carol. I would alliterate that but my brain has stopped.

       
      • Carol Carlisle

        05/04/2014 at 8:13 pm

        I so know what you mean by the frozen brain works ;)

         
  6. nwian

    05/04/2014 at 6:11 pm

     
  7. Carol Carlisle

    05/04/2014 at 6:57 pm

    My tongues hanging out and I’m sweating but here is my offering

    http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/9427/

     
  8. Elizabeth Evans

    05/04/2014 at 8:21 pm

    This is great, Margo! I love how you tied all the pieces together as a list.

     
    • margo roby

      06/04/2014 at 1:12 am

      I tend to forget list poems as a form but I do enjoy them.

       
  9. Nancy Chen Long

    05/04/2014 at 8:30 pm

    Fun to read, Margo!! It reads like a poetic laundry list of things the Mafia needs to do to improve it’s ‘mission’ … “meatless mornings, meaningful marriages.’ Ha!

     
    • margo roby

      06/04/2014 at 1:13 am

      I have an image, Nancy, of a group of them sitting around worried about their public image and making out a list of things to do!

       
  10. seingraham

    05/04/2014 at 10:30 pm

    mmmhmmm….where is Tony Soprano when you need him? Oops…maybe too soon?

     
    • margo roby

      06/04/2014 at 1:14 am

      Humour is never too soon, Sharon.

       
  11. Hannah Gosselin

    05/04/2014 at 11:03 pm

    My, my, Margo mystified, mesmerized am I!! This is a fun one…reminds me of the tongue twister Seuess book that I read with the boys…love it!

     
  12. sonjajohanson10

    17/04/2014 at 12:17 pm

    I like number four. Nice rhythm.

     
    • margo roby

      17/04/2014 at 12:38 pm

      I was quite fond of my Mafia by the time I got through with them.

       

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