Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Oulipost #2: Lipogram (CAPE COD TODAY)

PROMPT

A lipogram is a text that excludes one or more letters of the alphabet. The ingenuity demanded by the restriction varies in proportion to the frequency of the letter or letters excluded. For this initial exercise, you will compose a poem using only words that can be formed from letters that are NOT found in the title of your newspaper. For example, if you are working with the Washington Post, you must avoid using words that contain the letters A, G, H, I, N, O, P, S, T and W.


HIS WILL

fill is his will
3rd will him his

if his will in him
is high will

six will is will sign
will is will

his will
in him


Sources: all published on April 2nd:
http://www.capecodtoday.com/event/24099-gentle-community-yoga-library
http://www.capecodtoday.com/article/2014/04/02/24777-guv-speak-jefferson-jackson-dinner-Hyannis
http://www.capecodtoday.com/article/2014/04/02/24775-provincetown-police-hold-citizen-police-academy
http://www.capecodtoday.com/article/2014/04/02/24776-even-more-handsome-person-thats-leroy

1 comment:

jackalope said...

The way you've used repetition really helps to convey meaning, which is hard in this exercise.