The Heart, Unerring Barometer

December 7, 2011 § 8 Comments

A few weeks ago, my sister Leah (who guest posted on poetry here) and I tried our hand at erasure poems or block out poetry. It was a little hard to think of tearing pages out of a book, but then we found one titled Spinster, which we were pretty ok with defacing, and a memoir of someone sitting for a painting. Not high on the reading list. So we took our pens and sharpies and came up with these.

By Leah:
“I Have Lost Calamity”

“No Small Catastrophe”

By me:
“. . .”

“Fear”
It was a fun challenge to see something new in someone else’s words and exciting to create lines and phrases we might never have thought of otherwise. A nod to the initial writers for their inspiration.

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