WORDS are my passion of course, especially on this blog, so I’m posting my latest attempt at blackout poetry, inspired by the work of Austin Kleon.
I ‘found’ it on a random page of an altered book.
The book is a hardback edition of ‘Elegance’ by Kathleen Tessaro, which I’ve reworked into ‘The Elegance of Words’ for my own #getmessy purposes.
I turned the first few pages, scouring for attractive adjectives, nouns, adverbs.
And then I tapped the page with a retractable pencil, eyeing up the inspiration until I was ready to scratch out superfluous words with a gold Sharpie.
Last night. In the living room. By the glow of a paper IKEA lamp.
Perfectly Spent: A blackout poem
animated, silent, dazzling.
abundant in a chignon –
Blackout poetry is SO much fun – it’s amazing what you can find inside the words of others, the hidden poems waiting to be discovered, especially from the kind of text you might not usually read.