Hey, all. Seventeen days to go. Today’s form had me in terror. Paint? Crayons? You mean artistic? Then the saving word, collage: Create a poem that’s part erasure, part art. Instead of marking out the text you don’t need, use markers, crayons, paint and other materials to turn it into a picture. Not a strong artist? Try collage, using cut-outs from magazines and other sources to obscure your unused text. I can’t do traditional collage, mind you, but I can cut and layer: All That’s Left. It will take a few seconds to load.
Other artistic ways to obscure unwanted text, yet set off the poem in a way that works with the poem:
Rachel Green: A Fish click on the fish
Pamela Sayers: My Mother Wore Heels in the Kitchen
Gary Glauber: All City
Misky: On Adder-Bit Wings
Barbara Crary: The Face of War
Marsha Schuh: After He Sailed the Distant Seas
I’m off to double-check tomorrow’s poem. It needs… something. Enjoy.