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Poetry by chance
« on: March 15, 2018, 01:57:21 pm »
As I think I mentioned earlier in another thread, I recently 'wrote' a poem by pulling chopped up sentences from my bag. Originally these were from another exercise (at Words and Biscuits?) - cutting words and parts of sentences from a typed page to create a found poem from them.

So, the prompt here is simple: Take a newspaper, magazine, etc, and liberate some words (and groups of words) from it. Deliberately create a found poem, if you like. Then, throw them all in a hat\bag\violin case and pull them out at random.

Does the resulting 'poem' make sense? If not, perhaps some combinations will stick out as prompts in their own right.
I liked the line "Black, the whole book duplicitous, confused, mad."
"Our imagination spans that infinite moment, between the asterisk and the ampersand."