PoMoSco Day 26

26 Apr

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

Other inches:

Sonja Johanson: Alligator

Misky: The Voyage of an Enslaved Heart

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.


Posted by on 26/04/2015 in exercises, poems, poetry, pomosco


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6 responses to “PoMoSco Day 26

  1. Misky

    26/04/2015 at 9:55 am

    • margo roby

      26/04/2015 at 10:02 am

      Well, wow. We all should be writing down the sources that allow for good poems. Thank you.

    • whimsygizmo

      26/04/2015 at 6:52 pm

      Oh, Misky. Thank you so much for this link. Just wonderful.

  2. julespaige

    26/04/2015 at 3:56 pm

    So many interesting ways to unblock or just create. Inch by inch. Such treasure.

    I’ve been gardening… I offer the unofficial W.

  3. whimsygizmo

    26/04/2015 at 6:49 pm

    LOVED this exercise, Margo. Thank you!


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