PoMoSco Day 13

13 Apr

Hey, all. Seventeen days to go. Today’s form had me in terror. Paint? Crayons? You mean artistic? Then the saving word, collage: Create a poem that’s part erasure, part art. Instead of marking out the text you don’t need, use markers, crayons, paint and other materials to turn it into a picture. Not a strong artist? Try collage, using cut-outs from magazines and other sources to obscure your unused text. I can’t do traditional collage, mind you, but I can cut and layer: All That’s Left. It will take a few seconds to load.

Other artistic ways to obscure unwanted text, yet set off the poem in a way that works with the poem:

Rachel Green: A Fish  click on the fish

Pamela Sayers: My Mother Wore Heels in the Kitchen

Gary Glauber: All City

Misky: On Adder-Bit Wings

Barbara Crary: The Face of War

Marsha Schuh: After He Sailed the Distant Seas

I’m off to double-check tomorrow’s poem. It needs… something. Enjoy.


Posted by on 13/04/2015 in exercises, poems, poetry, pomosco


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5 responses to “PoMoSco Day 13

  1. Misky

    13/04/2015 at 11:06 am

    Rachel’s was amazing today. Yours was also a standout.

    • margo roby

      13/04/2015 at 11:19 am

      If I could do what Rachel did, I’d be forever writing erasures.
      Thank you, ma’am 🙂

      • Misky

        13/04/2015 at 12:09 pm

        Or unwriting erasures, as the case may be. I still love remixing. Suits me better. 😊

        • margo roby

          13/04/2015 at 12:18 pm

          Oh, no question. Remixing is where my heart is.

  2. julespaige

    13/04/2015 at 11:22 am

    Another brilliant condensed haiku like piece!

    And you remind me I want to make a wedding card collage for someone…

    Anyway I thought you might enjoy my unofficial K


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