PoMoSco Day 12

12 Apr

Hi, all. The instructions for today were easy to follow: Go for a walk. Copy down text from the signs you pass. At each intersection, or at a point where you would normally make a choice of which direction to go, flip a coin to determine your new direction. Continue copying text. Craft a poem from the words you collect. If you don’t live in a location conducive to this choose an indoor location where there’s lots of space and different directions one might head — such as a museum.

I live in an area with a dearth of signs, but at some point a couple of weeks ago, I was standing in the middle of the New Orleans French Quarter, when my brain said, Hello? Chance walk? Signs? The result: jazz funeral.

Other chance walkers:

Misky: A Changing Tide

Barbara C: Welcome to NOLA (yep, same city I was in)

Vinita: Cardinal Signs

Jill Cournoyer: The Pleasant Hill Police

Lori Brack: End, winter

We were told that if we have an alternate poem, we can post on our own sites. Before New Orleans arrived on the horizon, there was I10-West and a stretch of highway signs that gave me the giggles because of their contradictory nature.

Extreme Caution

road work ahead two miles
use extreme caution

work zone: increased speeding fines
when workers are present speeding fines double
speed checked by detection devices

reduced speed ahead
merge left

right lanes closed 1000 feet

left lane ends half a mile
left lane ends 500 feet
left lane ends

yield ahead


See you tomorrow for a prompt that gave me great angst. That’s right, it involves being artistic.


Posted by on 12/04/2015 in exercises, poems, poetry, pomosco


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2 responses to “PoMoSco Day 12

  1. Misky

    12/04/2015 at 9:56 am

    Thanks for Jill’s. Love that one.

  2. MarinaSofia

    12/04/2015 at 10:24 am

    A great prompt, I loved reading all of these poems!


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