Sunday, April 26, 2015

the boy

was starting to cough in his lap
with no boy’s knees
he staggered
the pistol in his shoulder
they came to a vanished road
lifted him over nothing
it’s okay he said and picked
and set off
he dropped down
he turned and stood
dropped to his knees and leaves
he wiped gore and mute
in the long cold
down he heard them
there was a cough
so frail and thin
“Pinch an Inch” PoMoSco challenge – use words in a one-inch width of source text.
McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. New York: Picador, 2006. Print.

Friday, April 17, 2015

somewhere touch

me because
near experience never silence beyond fingers
or unclose
which though their have myself
beyond have near cannot 

“Spelling B” PoMoSco challenge – use the Diastic Poem Generator a source text and a seed text to create a response.
Cummings, E. E. "somewhere i have never traveled, gladly beyond."

Seed Text
"So much depends on a red wheel barrow" from Williams, William Carlos. "The Red Wheelbarrow." 1962.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Philharmonic Qatar

Bulletin board, Learning Resource Center,
LAS Building, Education City, Doha, Qatar.
be part of the event
unlocking human potential
click majlis
for more information
schedule tinkering stages
predictors of blogging
in six Arab countries
“As Advertised” PoMoSco challenge – use found words from a bulletin board to compose a response.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

discomplopulating Bashô's frog

No one 
Along this pond but I,
This frog plop. 
In the plop
No plop can plop
How soon it must frog.
“Haiku Anew” PoMoSco challenge –  discombobulate a haiku poem using the Haiku Discombobulater.
Bashô, Matsuo. "Frog Haiku." Trans. James Kirkup. Berkeley: Bureau of Public Secrets, n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2015.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

in the universe

in the stories
in the northeast
in the Iliad
in the earth
in the end
in the world
in the life
in the presence
in the underworld
in the form
in the account
in the wild
in the home
in the reign
in the century
in the town
in the fire
"X:Y" PoMoSco challenge – listing syntactic pattern from source text.
Hamilton, Edith. Mythology. New York: Back Bay Books, 1998. Print.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

a hummingbird gathering clouds

“Redacted” PoMoSco challenge – using Remix the Web, redact source web text.
"Native American Mythology." The Hummingbird Website., n.d. Web. 27 Apr 2015.