November 12, 2018 at 1:25 pm #59098November 12, 2018 at 10:44 pm #59171
I’ve never done blackout poetry, but I think it’s gorgeous and love to read it. I’ll have to stalk this conversation and see what everyone else has to say. 😛
I think @cindy might do some blackout poetry… Ah! Yes! I found her article on blackout poetry here: https://kingdompen.org/the-hidden-art-of-blackout-poetry/
Ambivert, bibliomaniac, scribbler, collector of furry family members, secretly Edna the PiguirrelNovember 13, 2018 at 12:14 am #59179
@ashiraNovember 13, 2018 at 2:12 am #59190
@emma-starr I’ve never actually tried it before, but I think it’s amazing! I’m inspired to do some, now you bring it up! Have you?
"Young people, you must pray, for your passions are strong and your wisdom is little."C.H.SpurgeonNovember 13, 2018 at 10:10 am #59201November 13, 2018 at 10:47 am #59207
I looked it up and I LOVE it!!!
Next time I’m in town, I’m definitely buying some sharpies and then stopping by a thrift store to buy some books!November 13, 2018 at 10:52 am #59209
@scribblesNovember 13, 2018 at 10:55 am #59210November 13, 2018 at 1:29 pm #59249
I’m a blackout poet now. Challenge accepted.
—Cartographer of Life’s Wandering Ways (through, admittedly, much trial and error).November 13, 2018 at 6:36 pm #59318
@evelyn Isn’t it cool?? Hav eyou seen the ones with atrwork instead of blackout?
Blackout poetry is a technic that involves blacking out all the words on a page of writing (usually from a book or newspaper) except a few chosen words that string together,making a short, free-verse style poem.
Here are some examples of blackout poetry:
"I have the loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." - Sarah WilliamsNovember 13, 2018 at 6:38 pm #59319
@libbyIt’s actually pretty hard to come up with something, but I like it because it’s fun and different. You should definitely try it!
I have done three or four poems, and I’ll post one or two on here. Tell me if you like them! 🙂
"I have the loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." - Sarah WilliamsNovember 13, 2018 at 6:39 pm #59320
The Fledgling Artist
I’ve actually been wanting to try blackout poetry! I would feel kind of bad wrecking some poor book though.
"Where there are dreary streets come dance with me"November 13, 2018 at 6:39 pm #59321
@h-jones @Evelyn @scribbles @ashira
If you guys try it, please share! 🙂
"I have the loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." - Sarah WilliamsNovember 13, 2018 at 7:12 pm #59327
@the-fledgling-artist I usually print out pages from the internet that are kind of like public domain/free. I feel the same way about books. 😀
"I have the loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." - Sarah WilliamsNovember 13, 2018 at 7:15 pm #59328
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