PoMoSco Day 24

24 Apr

We’re coming down to the wire; less than a week to go. This prompt gave me angst for a while because I didn’t know what, exactly, we were supposed to do. Then, someone did their poem early. I had a blast. Instructions: Approach a text with a plan to remove something. Think beyond just a single word and instead consider removing references to a subject or emotion, actions taken by certain characters, colours… Apply your approach and, keeping as much of the remaining text intact as possible, create your poem from results.

I couldn’t figure things out from that, but the poem I saw removed parts of speech. Ohhhhh! I can do that: If Lonely. Be sure and read the process notes to see the variety of methods writers employed.

Other best laid plans:

Misky: Lost Torches

Barbara C: Imagine

Laurie Kolp: looks like birth

Rebecca Siegel: Cyclone

Massimo Soranzio: I

Richard Walker: look

Enjoy. From now on, you’ll probably not see a new name, as I know whom I will go to, by now. I’ll still check, when a title is hard to resist. Tomorrow’s prompt is another where our poems rely on the words of people we talked with, or listened to.


Posted by on 24/04/2015 in exercises, poems, poetry, pomosco


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5 responses to “PoMoSco Day 24

  1. julespaige

    24/04/2015 at 10:41 am

    The knack of removal… is yours. I really liked the very last stanza best.
    Here’s looking at U…

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  3. whimsygizmo

    24/04/2015 at 2:20 pm

    Still playing with Roethke:

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  5. Vagrant Rhodia

    25/04/2015 at 11:14 am

    My contribution😀 is called “Holding Pattern”


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