I’m still alive and kicking. Okay, maybe not kicking. Today’s prompt was… interesting: Choose a source text where key terms reappear frequently throughout. Books on a particular subject (e.g., whaling, basketball, the Civil War) lend themselves easily to this prompt, as do textbooks, medical journals, etc. Fiction is harder, but you may challenge yourself!
Choose 1-5 of these recurring terms. In a source text about chess, you might choose the words “pawn” and “board.” For each word you’ve chosen, select a replacement word. In the example above, you might choose to replace “pawn” with “woman” and “board” with “home.” Substitute the replacement word(s) on your list each time the original term(s) appear(s) in the text. Create a poem, keeping editing and authorial intervention to a minimum. Got that? Here’s mine: Bookcombing Tips For Southern Florida
Other substitutions (and be sure you look to see what the source text is):
Misky: What Do Kisses Drink
james w. moore: poets of the Wolf — this one is giving me much pleasure. I left a tab open the third time I hunted it down to reread. The two items giving me much joy are picturing specific writers from the PoMoSco group as the wolves, howling, of course. Or, peopling the landscape with famous poets.
Massimo Soranzio: After
Richard Walker: the pursuit of happiness
Rebecca Siegel: On Swarming
Barbara C: Freeing the Muse
Gary Glauber: Replacing and Installing Your WF yes, it is long, but what a giggle
Nancy Chen Long: Glitter Roses Are Beautiful Moons Too
Enjoy these. I will see you tomorrow for the final poem.