2/23/2015

Blackout Poetry No. 1



"When her words found the broken door, it was too late. She went on, she tried. Still she said, I can do no more.
No wonder she felt smaller and rather sorrowful. There's always lessons to learn."


I remember the first time I stumbled onto blackout poetry a few weeks ago, I was rather intrigued. I knew from that very moment that it was something I'd like to try myself. I had never heard of this before, but I think it's brilliant. Taking pages from books, old or new, and forming poems from the words within that page. I plan to do more of these and I'd love to share them with you all. I made my first last night using a page from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

Whenever I decided that I wanted to give this a shot, I went to Goodwill in hopes of finding a book that I could use solely for this form of poetry, but I couldn't bare to mark through any of the books I found and actually ended up leaving with a handful to read instead. I, then, searched Google to see if I could find free PDF files of different books and I ended up discovering www.freeclassicebooks.com. They have thousands of books, including the works of Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde and many more. There's certainly enough material to keep me busy for awhile.

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