Thursday, February 4, 2010

ReadWritePoem Mini Challenge #1

ReadWritePoem's mini challenge asks us to fall in love with a poet and write a series of centos (patchwork poems) using various lines from his or her work.

When I got to school this morning, I perused my poetry bookcase and my eyes were drawn to Pablo Neruda's Absence and Presence.
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If I die, survive me with such sheer force

that I, lifeless, will see you living,

your lips still sweet, still wet,

that beneath all that sadness

little by little the creepers

will send fresh shoots

that of my own brief life.

4 comments:

caroleesherwood said...

these are great together:

that beneath all that sadness
little by little the creepers

yay, cento!

Julie Jordan Scott said...

How I love this! Neruda is so crisp and clear and your combinations are flawless. THANK YOU!

flaubert said...

Very nice! I know just a little about Neruda but he is an excellent choice.

Pamela

Raven's Wing Poetry said...

Wow! Well done with this. You combined Neruda's line very well here, in a request to a loved one. We do want our loved ones to survive us, to move on, to be happy. I enjoyed the read.

-Nicole

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