Twenty down, ten to go. I am pretty sure I do not have ten poems sitting and waiting, so I need to get to work. Today’s instructions are the kind I like, as they offer almost total freedom to remix: Head to your local library or bookstore, making a note of things you see on your journey there — construction, a used car dealership, a printing shop or a group of birds.
Make one of the things you saw your research topic and find five books. Compose a poem using only the words and phrases found on the first five pages of each text, excluding introductory matter.
I had a fairly wide assortment of texts, and had making sure I had at least one phrase from each book, in the poem. Having this slight constraint allows for using unusual, or unthought of descriptions: A Chorus Blooms.
Doug Luman: Bear-Proof Fence
Misky: Ley Line Histories
Barbara C: Italian Haiku
Laurie Kolp: On Living Life
Richard Walker: pedal to the mettle
Vinita Agrawal: Blue Green
Enjoy and I will see you tomorrow for more.