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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Black Out Poetry: Alysa's Song

Today's Letter is R.

And R is for Rod.

My friend and fellow poet. Her get's a shout out for writing some of the MOST touching pieces of poetic masterpieces ever. His beauty in voicing the ugly side of depression or the love he has for his wife, or just plain playful fun. It ha been a pleasure to share my words with Rod (and Jesi and Lizzi too!) this month of poetic wonder and sometimes frustrating work at things such as fourteeners are sapphic poems. Right, Guys?!?!?

Also, today's topic involves Romantics.

Our prompt for today (optional, as always) is an old favorite – the erasure! This involves taking a pre-existing text and blacking out or erasing words, while leaving the placement of the remaining words intact. I’ve been working on an erasure project that involves an old guide to rose-growing.

My poem today is taken from my friend and fellow writer's book Alysa of the Fields, an epic adventure on a young woman who found the champion in herself! Go check out Tina Field Howe. There is a second book in the series The TrailFolk of Xunar-kun.

Today is a love poem for the romantics. Dear Readers, I hope you enjoy it!
Alysa's Song

Upon the Morning's sunrise,
she opened her eyes
and saw
his eyelids grin.
She touched her heart
You are the one.

Alysa of the Field art by Tina Field Howe


  1. I've never considered blackout poetry before, but that's quite elegant.


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