Hello, all. I’m earlier today. Forgot my husband had the day off and got up too early. I don’t want to post too early because I need to read the poems, to set some in front of you. Today’s instructions: Find a text you don’t mind marking up — or make a photocopy — progressively cover up lines of text with white out until only the words of your erasure poem remain. Scan your completed erasure as an image — or take a picture of it — and post it. You must complete this process by hand — no digital tools.
Key to the process is a white out that is easy to use and we had quite a discussion of white outs over in the Facebook group. The danger is whiting out a word, or phrase you want. I did that, but like where the poem goes.The title is History Changes. I noted that originally I was going to find some way to move the reader directionally because I had found another way the poem could go. Then I realised the poem can start at almost any word and move in almost any direction, each time saying something slightly different. I typed three possibilities below the whited out page.
Others you might enjoy:
Barbara Yates Young: When She Was Angry my favourite
Kelly Nelson: Mango
Barbara Crary: Invisible
Richard Walker: Before the Story
Marilyn Braendeholm (Misky): A Confession to Water
Nathalie Boisard-Beudin: Herewith became like unto an egg
Andrea Janelle Dickens: Aging
I will see you tomorrow for an interesting prompt.