Searching for Proof

Searching for Proof

Okay, so I had so much fun exploring the Breccbairdne, Blackout, and Brady’s Touch world of poems in March I decided to carry it over into April. I felt like I didn’t learn enough about these varied writing styles, and I plan to carry on this poetic adventure while the buds start blooming on the trees. I still have many pages left to use from the pages of Mr. Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt. It would be a shame to allow them to go to waste. I’m starting to learn important lessons about meter and rhythm. I’m searching every corner of my mind for new inspiration. It almost feels like I’m running an intellectual marathon. Let’s get started. This poem is a Black Out poem I called Searching for Proof.

Black Out Poem and Searching for Proof

Poet takes a black marker and redacts words until a poem is formed. It is important to note that 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 by Rebecca Hunt to create these poems.

Searching for Proof
Searching for Proof
Searching for Proof

Precision and quality
Legendary fabric of folklore
Werewolves for prudence
They come
A nice compliment with praise
Inadequacy of your best
Searching for proof
Needed to suffer fools
“Don’t ask stupid questions
To clarify”
“Don’t giggle.”
“Age has earned the right
Of rest overly disputed.”

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

Be sure to follow Molly on Twitter!

Day 272 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
Come along for the ride. Why don't we all travel the road …
Ideals
I brought Carol S. Dweck's Mindset home because it caught my attention. …
Day 271 of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
Come along for the ride. Why don't we all travel the road …
The Big Ego
I brought Carol S. Dweck's Mindset home because it caught my attention. …

Published by henhouselady

I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

2 thoughts on “Searching for Proof

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: