Tuesday, March 18, 2014

an oulipost practice poem

the conductor of this great ambition I have taken on, to write a found poem every day in april, is equipping us all (78 poets) with some practice prompts.  I wanted to post this one because I kinda sorta like the resulting poem...

the prompt:
And now for something slightly more difficult...compose a poem using unintentional lines of iambic pentameter found in your newspaper (or practice source). Blank verse is poetry written in regular metrical but unrhymed lines, almost always iambic pentameters. More background: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blank_verse

the poem:
a drum line competition in Calgary
bring melons, cantaloupes and such
the two drummers have a long history

he got his first drum kit and began
a drum line competition in Calgary
beat boxing to his sister's hip-hop

we are sharing the seeds of music
a fun environment in which to write
a drum line competition in Calgary

SOURCE: 3/14/14 Mashpee Enterprise "Community Classes" and "Captivating Rhythms" by Luke Vose

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