PoMoSco Day 21

21 Apr

Snarl… not really, but I will be glad to get some of my days back. Today’s instructions: Select a source text . Copy down all of the questions it contains. Create a poem made up of a series of questions from your list. Working with a digital text? Press CTRL+F on a PC or COMMAND+F on a Mac, then search for the “?” character (no quotes). Alternately, use FPR Book Reviews Editor Doug Luman’s “Questions” tool. Select “Questions” from the drop-down list, paste your source text into the box, then press the “Run” button.

Can you imagine creating a poem that works, but only uses questions? My questions come from a book of questions and I enjoyed drawing out the ones I wanted to use: What Tree is Cut During Moonlight?

Other questions:

james moore: hadn’t you rather

Rebecca Siegel: What I Really Want to Know is This

Zann Carter: What Have You Done With It?

Nancy Chen Long: Let Me Ask You This

J.Lynn Sheridan: Two Novices in a Boat

Misky: Are Those Shadows Me?

Barbara C:

Richard Walker: Won’t You Be Scared?

Doug Luman: Burrowmaking

Alright, alright, I’ll stop, but there are so many I like, such cleverness and beauty. Enjoy and I will see you tomorrow.

One more from someone who occasionally shadows us: de’s Won’t you have a sip of ocean?


Posted by on 21/04/2015 in exercises, poems, poetry, pomosco


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12 responses to “PoMoSco Day 21

  1. julespaige

    21/04/2015 at 11:20 am

    🙂 Now create a poem and answer the questions.

    • margo roby

      21/04/2015 at 11:22 am

      Oh, I like that, Jules. I’ve just written it down to try first thing after the mad month is done.

      • julespaige

        21/04/2015 at 11:26 am

        Still doing the unofficial alphabet. You might like:

      • james w. moore

        22/04/2015 at 4:40 pm

        i, too, love this idea! you could just keep this going on and on – after answering the questions, give your poem to someone else who has to write questions they think your answers respond to, someone responds to those…etc, etc…

        • margo roby

          22/04/2015 at 5:40 pm

          I like that, james. I may have to see if this will work as a prompt or squirrel it for my own list of really must try and dos.

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  3. whimsygizmo

    21/04/2015 at 12:12 pm

    Lookit me, doin’ the day on the day for a change.😉
    This was great fun. Thank you!

    • margo roby

      21/04/2015 at 12:15 pm

      Show-off! I learned so much from the ones I posted and yours, de, that I may try another.

      • whimsygizmo

        21/04/2015 at 12:16 pm

        I LOVED this exercise (if only to pull out Kuskin again, and enjoy her with my coffee). I want to play again, too.🙂

  4. whimsygizmo

    21/04/2015 at 12:23 pm

    Awww. Thanks for addin’ me. It’s an honor to shadow greatness. I am SO enjoying April.🙂

    • margo roby

      21/04/2015 at 12:25 pm

      Laughing… you, who toss off poems as fast as I can read them. Next April we’ll have to see if the FPR does another. I hope they do! Then you can see if you want to be official.

      • whimsygizmo

        21/04/2015 at 12:27 pm

        I would love that, if I can pay enough attention, and get my butt in gear early enough to actually enter. Or sign up. Or sign over my first born, or whatever.😉


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