Hello! Today’s prompt was a learning experience for this technologically challenged writer. I persevered and, in the end, decided the black out tool is fun. Instructions: Visit Remix the Web and follow the directions to drag the blackout icon to your tool bar. Navigate to a website or other source text. Click on the blackout icon to activate the tool, then use your mouse to highlight words. As you highlight sections and release your mouse, you will see a black bar appear over them, blacking them out. Leave only the words that comprise your poem exposed.
There was much angst learning to use the tool, but once we all figured it out, it made black out poetry a snap. The part that gave me the most problem was getting a cropped screenshot (don’t even go there). Again, I persevered and have Never Before Named.
Sarah Sloat: Grave Star
Douglas Burkett: Dead Script
Gary Glauber: Become a Cliché
Marilyn/Misky Braendeholm: Plucking at Another Daisy
Nancy Chen Long: Miracle in a Dry Place
Barbara Crary: In Mourning
Richard Walker: the majority who believe
Be sure and glance at everyone’s source text. It can be quite surprising. Enjoy and I’ll see you tomorrow.