Wednesday, April 22, 2009

NaPoWriMo Day 22: List Poem of Stolen Lines

The Prompt at ReadWritePoem today is a list poem made up of 5 lines of poetry stolen from five different poems. Almost all my poetry books are at school and I only have two here. I picked up The Best American Poetry 2008 at the library the other day so my last three are from that.
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Beginnings are brutal, like this accident
of her father’s voice on the phone.
Drinks his dark rum all day, and is content.
He was drunk, disgracefully so, which is why
nothing there except stones and wind.
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Dorianne Laux “Each Sound” What We Carry
Alison Townsend “TheAddict” Persephone in America
Robert Bly “Wanting Sumptuous Heavens”

Ira Sadoff “American”

D. Nurske “The Gate of Abraham”


gautami tripathy said...

This shows that I need to read more of poetry. Much much more than I do..

gyrating on its own steam of oath

Jill said...

Pretty cool how these five lines all blend together so perfectly. Did you alter them at all?

Tamra said...

Woo! Great job with this.

Annamari said...

The lines follow one another very well. love it (I think I need to read the originals perhaps)

Serena said...

great line selection.

Bsquared86 said...

Wow, those lines came together flawlessly! Love the poem. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love the last line.

I've written a five liner too.

#22 collage

Pam said...

The last line does a wonderful job of wrapping the entire poem up.

Anonymous said...

These are perfect as a whole.
And I love the final bit about stones and wind.

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