Thursday, July 30, 2015

Waiting for a Miracle: A Blackout Poem

Waiting For A Miracle: A Blackout Poem
The clock ran out,
 and people just got a peek
 behind the curtain this time. 
Mary never materialized.

This is a blackout poem, after having been freed from the page. For the uninitiated, a blackout poem is, obviously, a specific form of poetry. The writer takes a section of newspaper and 'blacks out' words he or she wants to exclude. The stuff left over constitutes the poem. I think it says a lot about the subjectivity of media. I looked at an article about a Lady Gaga performance and saw this. You might've come up with something completely different, and that's fine, too. Stuff like this opens up a lot of interesting doors. Hope you enjoy! 

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