jillypoet: mom trying to write

Each day I wish I had invented waterproof sticky notes (for shower inspiration) or pen-friendly diapers to get down all my quirky thoughts that I am sure are relevant and publishable. And so God (actually another writer-mommy) sent me The Blog.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Check these out!

I don't often post anything but poetry anymore. But, I just found this and it is so cool. Blackout poems.

You take a newspaper, black out all the words you don't like or need, and the rest become the poem. Let's try them! I may choose a hot pink Sharpie though.



Blogger distracted by shiny objects said...

Love these. I'm going to try these out when we go on vacation. Also going to try to copy that site onto mine if you don't mind.Let me know if you do and I will black it out in a hot pink marker:>)AnnieH

5:25 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Hi, I am a poet with a couple of blogs and a new poetry website.

Would be like to exchange links?

I have placed your link at:

Free Poems.


Poem Poem Poem

If you would consider linking back, it would be great!

I also recently created a blog where you can register and publish your own poems and stories. I would love to have your contributions if you are so inclined.

So far we have around 25 members and usually more than 100 visitors a day, though the blog is only a few weeks old.

The blog is:

Poems and Stories.

6:11 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

Oops - your link on the first site is actually at this page:

Poem Poem Poem

6:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from Therese--It's similar to what's called "erasure poetry" . See:
Also, it's similar to visual poetry. One visual poetry artist first blacks out words in an existing article (leaving a new poem), but then goes on to color an original painting around those remaining words, resulting in an entirely original work of visual poetry.

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like this idea too, Jill. I've seen it before, but not on a web site. Are you still doing Patchwork poems? Maybe you could do this as an extention of that project.

I haven't been by the Circle lately due to travels, family, and work, but I'll be back.

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i tried one! here it is: the original tragedy

9:43 AM  
Anonymous ybonesy said...

I saw one of these on mariacristina's blog, and I loved it. The idea of a hot pink sharpie is great too. I might use chartreuse.

11:44 AM  

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