Wednesday, December 31, 2008

(collaborative) read write prompt #59: title collage

Create a poem collage by using poem titles from other Read Write Poem poets. This was really fun to do!


--> PICTOGRAPH
Next door to Dorothy
in the hot, blueberry afternoon,
how readily the biscuits break; as easily
as dinosaur bones.
I eat them on my terrace, one by one,
suspended in the Minneapolis skyline.
There have been between us
decrees of separation.
Crows keep guard on the damp wrought iron.

She moves softly, like a dream of Miss America,
in the double-bass, silver flute song of spring.
Through the bleary window, she's a watercolor;
splashes of paint on dirty scraps of paper.

Dear Dorothy,
This isn't a poem.
This is my map of you, (loving, warm and gentle).
This is a pictograph
that leans into me like bones against clay
in this hot, blueberry afternoon.

5 comments:

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Yeah, I think you've got this right. I like the way you slotted all the pieces together!

alotus-poetry said...

Wow, that's really neat!! Everything really flowed nicely!! I had to add extra lines to my poem.

Thanks for sharing!

rob kistner said...

This really grabbed me -- very cool...

gautami tripathy said...

I loved the conversation with Dorothy!

Have a great new creative year 2009!

packets of love

Dana said...

I would never have guessed this was comprised of poem titles.