A Cento & A Fun Poetry Challenge
A cento, also known as a patchwork poem, is a poem stitched together from other people's poems. A while back, at the collaborative poetry site, we offered lines of our poetry to each other to piece together bold, new poems. It was a refreshing challenge, a really nice way to play with other people's words, yet create something original. Collaborating opens new worlds. It's good like that.
If you would like to try this, place a link to a poem you'd like to share (along with your name, of course!) in the comments section of this post. Keep checking back to gather your poems & lines. Next week on Patchwork Thursday, you can post links to your centos. Be sure to credit your muses!
Here is mine:
Me and My Shadow
She keeps a long knife in her robes.
to parachute behind
an old woman's bosom,
haughty and high.
Perhaps she followed the trail of birds.
Her hands are severed crow's wings
in some teary farewell scene.
My hands in phlanges. I haven't even accounted
for all their weak weight,
like electrical wiring. Nor have I mentioned
my breasts don't feel
like a child unravels in dreams.
All the while, she sharpens her blades.