Happy Sunday. I have dim sum in my near future, always a happy prospect. The prompt for today is an interesting one and was invented by Charmi Anderson, a writer who participated in The Pulitzer Remix Challenge, two years ago. As Charmi described her process, she had taken an envelope with a glassine window in it and everything that appeared within that was her material.
Instructions: Take your source text and a ruler. Mark off a column of text one inch wide down one or more pages — an inch down the centre of your page, or along the page’s left or right margin. Craft your poem using only words located within your vertical column inch(es). If you use multiple pages, locate your column inch in the same location on each page.
My inch gave me a fair amount of material but it wasn’t until I reminded myself I only needed to use what I wanted, that the poem appeared: I Have Long Scribbled
Sonja Johanson: Alligator
Barbara C: created
Sarah Sloat: Asleep by the Sea Window
Richard Walker: you have the ability to stay
Gary Glauber: Hexagram
Theo LeGro: Departing
Nancy Chen Long: Assimilation of the Knower
Okay, I’ll stop. I get caught up and then I want you to read them. Enjoy. Tomorrow is another erasure, but one left to chance. See you then.