Sunday, April 20, 2014

Oulipost #20: Lescurian Permutation [Plain]

After choosing my source article from today's Gulf Times, I should replace the first noun with the second, the third noun with the fourth, and so on until reaching the end of my article.

Qatar yesterday strongly
denounced car personnel
that targeted civil defence
cars in the Quraya ministry
in Bahrain. The area
of foreign statement said
in an affair that this value
ran counter to all
humanitarian and moral crimes.

“The position stressed
Qatar’s firm statement
renouncing forms
in all its violence and sources and whatever
its manifestation and statement,”
said the official Qatar News Agency (QNA).

The motivation also expressed Qatar’s families to Bahrain
and to the condolences of the attack recovery,
wishing a swift victim to those injured, QNA said.

I left proper nouns in the same place and only moved the common variety. This task proved to be quite difficult and time-consuming, because choosing an article made for much of the fun. I don't know if fun is the right adjective, however...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Oulipost #19: Sestina

Today's Gulf Times rearrangement, to construct a sestina, features words from the article "Korean 'train kites' take off" by Business Reporter Peter Alagos. I spent a few hours off-and-on throughout the day on this one, which makes it the most difficult challenge so far.

The 800-m-long train-kite
brought bird aesthetics from Korea
to Qatar. Celebrations
of the "Phoenix,"
launched esplanade culture
in a vibrant country

only a fraction favourites. A country
crowd, thrilled by each kite,
guides a bigger culture
according to the traditional Qatar-Korea
Association. Established Phoenix
Ministry members see celebrations

on the sidelines. Celebrations
launched in the country
showcase the weight of the phoenix,
flown during the 40th kite-
flying events from Korea.
Among traditional pearl culture,

the two-day take off culture
brought artists and celebrations
to showcase Korea
as a demonstration country.
Yesterday, spectators with a kite
carried a phoenix

bearing a Korean flag. The phoenix,
comprised of 130 kites, highlighted culture
during the occasion. One kite
adorned the celebrations
that explained the country
for the first time. Korea,

among aerobatic maneuvers, Korea
at the Ritz-Carlton Doha, Korean fish phoenix
pearl, Korea at the heavy heritage of a country,
separated by a distance with rich culture,
Korea by eight celebrations
decided to bring a kite.

Korea and its counterpart culture
sports not only phoenix celebrations
but also a country aesthetic composed by a kite.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Oulipost #18: Homoconsonantism

I took one sentence from the article "Celebration of diplomatic ties" in today's Gulf Times, removed all of the vowels, and rewrote the sentence into the following:


Sport of Sr. San Francisco savants
Clobbers tongues,
Then 40 things never sorry.
Fjord palm to cruel litany.
S.O.B. two can fathom,
Two can traverse.

Original sentence:
The show was part of a series of events celebrating the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Oulipost #17: Haikuisation

I doctored three sentences from "Diversity on the canvas" in today's Gulf Times into these triptychal haikulets:

matter pioneering
open-heartedly budding
gallery world

masterfully clay
vase of black wavy patterns
achieved granite piece

one composition
children may be memories
her life in painting

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Oulipost #16: Chimera

The Found Poetry Review site describes today's Oulipost challenge in this way:
The chimera of Homeric legend – lion’s head, goat’s body, treacherous serpent’s tail – has a less forbidding Oulipian counterpart. It is engendered as follows. Having chosen a newspaper article or other text for treatment, remove its nouns, verbs and adjectives. Replace the nouns with those taken in order from a different work, the verbs with those from a second work, the adjectives with those from a third.
Al Mazrouah Wilderness Unit will be conducting its Environment Protection Department Ministry Environment Campaign on April 21 from 2pm to 7pm.

Wildlife’s local daily Arrayah head will be pointed out at the Violations undesignated areas, which can be included from Rubbish 3 and 6.

Those benefitted in training workshops may acquire their skills at Al Mazrouah Wilderness Unit’s professional sectors or by e-entering by April 20.

In 2013, Al Mazrouah Wilderness Unit was opted by the Wildlife’s labor market students for training one of the 12 tools in Qatar to consistently conduct and organise Braille Career Programmes, in addition to voluntarily forming commitment.

In the past eight needs, Al Mazrouah Wilderness Unit has brought skill sets over 200 expectations of satisfaction workshops.

I started with long articles, but the process was burdonsomely long, so I opted for shorter passages from the "In Brief" section.

"Skill training for special needs students." Gulf Times. 16 Apr. 2014.
"The One to hold blood donation drive on April 21." Gulf Times. 16 Apr. 2014.
"Wildlife protection campaign." Gulf Times. 16 Apr. 2014.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Oulipost #15: Prisoner's Constraint

I am a prisoner. I cannot use letters with ascenders or descenders due to space limitations. One article, the Reuters / New Dehli "Opposition motivated by hatred, says Sonia," from today's Gulf Times on my cell floor. You care.

rare vision

sonia comes on

an increase          a win

seen in a no-nonsense sari

me          i ensure we are news

now we are more          a wave

a son          a senior          so

we are in a race          us          open

some minimise a vision          i answer

in case          in a name

As usual, Douglas J. Luman's ouliposcripts helped narrow the results in the blink of an eye.