Friday, April 16, 2021

picture + form = Seek and Ye Shall Find

 (i)*National Poetry Month 2021

To celebrate I am sharing a picture and poetic form - everyday in April!

1 April: Lizard Toe

2 April: Open Wide

3 April: Who Am I?

4 April: Cone-y Island Dog

5 April: Happy Birthday, Colleen!

6 April: Watermark Moon

7 April: GOTCHA!

8 April: Snow Kidding

9 April: I 'der' to Learn German

10 April: Labyrinth Enlightenment

11 April: Hoverbird

12 April:Lucky Ducky

13 April: Stone Faced

14 April: Let's Dance!

15 April: Optimism

16 April 2021 picture + form: Seek and Ye Shall Find

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

smile 

and walk

in 

the library 

to find

personal Zen

hidden 

on 

a low shelf

silently pleased

 ©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

picture: page 28 from this book: Vicious by V.E. Schwab


 

 

 

 

 

 

poetic form: Blackout Poem

  • a form of 'found' poetry
  • select words in newspaper, book, etc. that catch your interest 
  • then redact words you don't want 

 For Poetry Friday enjoy a buffet of delectable poetry treats at Jama's Alphabet Soup!


 

32 comments:

  1. Oh this is a great one!!! Love it and FOUND poems can be varied, but this type requires some good perusing and planning. Nice!
    Janet Clare F.

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    1. Thanks, Janet Clare! Yes, my attempt at a black out poem took a while. I looked through various books for 'source' material, but ultimately took my daughter's recommendation for this book. Glad I did! :)

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  2. Great work, Bridget! (I find blackout poems soooo tough to make!)

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    1. Thanks, Tabatha! Yep, ain't gonna lie, this took some time...and a lot of effort. :)

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  3. I love blackout poems. And zentangle poems. Gotta love things hidden on a low shelf. (Or not! For tall people!🤦‍♀️)

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    1. Thanks, Kat. Low shelves are the only advantage of being a shorty...of which I am. ;)

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  4. Wonderful!! Blackout poems are always fascinating and surprising. A little like detective work. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jama! Yep, it took some time to hunt down some cohesive word choices. :)

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  5. Maybe I should try this for my 'wabi-sabi' writing, Bridget. You make it look so easy! : ) I bet you were smiling to find that "silently pleased".

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    1. Yes, Linda, I was pleased...it was a long slog to get to that one line. I'd love to see your blackout poem if you add it to your wabi-sabi writing. :)

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  6. Perfection! I love the zen of a library -- your poem has the feel of silence among all those books.

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    1. Thank you, Laura! Yes, libraries are my happy place. (Even the ones here in Switzerland where only .5% of the books are in English.)

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  7. What wonderful finds on this page! And, nice title.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! My daughter loves this book and felt it lent itself to a blackout poem because one of the characters creates blackout poems. :)

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  8. The low shelf for the win! What a delightful way to find a poem. (And the equation works too!)

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    1. Thanks, Cathy! Amazing what we can find on a low shelf...and in my daughter's book. :)

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  9. clever equation! I love how the words pop out into a poem, like the poetry book on the library shelf.

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    1. Thanks, Janice! It took a while to get those words to "pop", but it was worth it when they did. :)

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  10. "hidden on a low shelf" feels very meta--perfect to find in a found poem.

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    1. Thanks, Buffy! Yeah, that meta feeling was not lost on me. :)

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  11. Well played! Blackouts are HARD!!

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  12. Nice job with this! I know this form and have done other types of found poems, but never a blackout. Love the "silently pleased" at the end. Very fitting for a library.

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    1. Thanks, Rose! I am usually 'silently pleased' when I am in a library. :)

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  13. Lovely Zen poem you've pulled from that page, and you found it, thanks Bridget!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! Took a while to get to that Zen, but glad I stuck it out. :)

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  14. Not easy to do, but this is a great blackout, Bridget. Personal Zen, indeed.

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    1. Thanks, Christie! I enjoy this form,but there were a lot false starts getting to my Zen. :)

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  15. Wonderful, Bridget. I love how the poem you found is 180 degrees counter to the title of the book.

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