PoMoSco Day 16

16 Apr

Okay. Where are we? Today’s prompt. Right. The instructions: Choose a source text. Next, go to The Text-Mixing Desk at The Lazarus Corporation, paste your text, adjust the controls and click “Start the Mix!” Copy down the result exactly as it comes out of the Text Mixing Desk. Repeat the mixing process with additional sections of text if you want a longer language bank to work with. Craft your poem from the results using words IN THE ORDER they appear in the original. You may delete words but not reorder them.

A couple of things. If you try this and like the possibilities, the instruction to keep the words in order is for this prompt. Also, I prefer the text mixer at: Language Is a Virus, but I use the one given to check possibilities. I loved playing with this and allowing metaphorical possibilities to run through the poem: Enter Here.

Other blends — remember, we have to keep the words in the order they come out of the text machine (although we can cut):

Martha Schuh: Reverence

Gary Glauber: Heart troubles in our native land

Rebecca Siegel: The Hinges

Mary Bast: The Eye Perceives

Karen Massey: I was margins

Andrea Janelle Dickens: 13

Tomorrow’s prompt is a little crazier. I’ll see you then. Enjoy.



Posted by on 16/04/2015 in exercises, poems, poetry, pomosco


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6 responses to “PoMoSco Day 16

  1. Misky

    16/04/2015 at 10:13 am

    Try Lori’s today.


    • margo roby

      16/04/2015 at 10:16 am


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  3. whimsygizmo

    16/04/2015 at 6:38 pm

    I loved this. Thank you!

  4. Mr. Walker

    18/04/2015 at 11:21 am

    Margo, thanks for all the poems you link to; you branch out more than I typically do. I’m glad I read Gary’s poem again. I thought I had left him a comment, but apparently I didn’t.

    • margo roby

      18/04/2015 at 1:23 pm

      Richard, you work AND have children at home. I am happy to have the time to be able to do this.


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