I am happy March has arrived, and I can put my adventure with the Aquarian metered poetry behind me. I’ve decided to move into new territory. In the past, I have devoted myself to writing a single style of poetry for the month. Writing in the same style for thirty days can get tiring, so I will lunch a new way of attacking my poetic journey. I will explore three new types of poetry in March, and I plan to write Breccbairdne, Blackout, and Brady’s Touch poems. This poetic adventure will teach me many important lessons about meter and rhythm. Let’s get started. This poem is a Black Out Poem titled Blocking the Light.
About the Black Out Poem and Blocking the Light
Poet takes a black marker and redacts words until a poem is formed. It is important to note the text and redacted words form a visual poem.
Method to use
!. Identify source text. The source can be a newspaper, a page from a book, or any written text.
2. Draw a box around keywords or phrases.
3. Make Connections between boxes. (This is optional.)
4. Color the rest in with a marker. You can use any color. The most common color used is black.
I found this style of creating a poem unique from anything I’ve ever tried before. The words are already provided, and the challenge is to make something poetic out of the text. I decided to use Mr. Chartwell, Rebecca Hunt, to create these poems.
Note: Hunt uses several references to the Babylonian Whore in the book I am using to create these poems. Possible from one of two references. In the book of Revelation, the whore of Babylon exists. I also discovered that in the Victorian Age, the city of London was nicknamed Babylon. Since t6he sitting for Hunt’s story exists in London, I assume the reference comes from and is used similar to the David Gray song Babylon.
Blocking the Light Fascinated, She secretly, Wanted to sit for a minute Far a long time, Her life had drifted. It was brittle Lonely monotony. Ransacking vibrancy. An animal running Useless anxiety Blocking the light Wondering. An afterthought. Clumsy and self-conscious. A lovely evening Fighting the impulse.
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