(If you should see a line from your poem in this, please link to it in the comments!) Each line is taken from a poem on the blog roll, in order, backwards in time.
I can’t sing you a sad song.
patience for life’s lovers
all these people,
howl like children
for something different in these places.
Mermaids only dream
our burning love.
I will not take
each one a kiss
weighing heavy on my heart.
Warm breath on my neck,
I have burned.
I could write between the lines
the many masks of the broken child:
Rainbow sprays in the garden.
I love you still.
has aged gracefully.
Time has taken
the dewdrops of sadness
silencing the crowds.
Blink of an eye,
what was wholly irrelevent
blossoms in the mind:
I never see you smiling.
Life makes us cynical,
That impossible moment
lights the trees,
the sky looks like me.
Pretty cool idea!
I don’t see a line from one of mine, but it’s incredible nonetheless. Great job.
It’s fascinating how it always seems to come together into something interesting, though it’d be nice if people wrote about happier stuff! 😉
As I say to people who complain that what I write is depressing … Where’s the drama in happy?
There can be a lot of drama in happy, fighting to be so. It is rarely a straight forward, simple thing to choose, in the face of difficulty, to take the HARD road, and choose to be content.
Ask anyone battling mental illness whether being happy is easy and drama-free…
Fighting for happiness, struggling to get there … yes, that’s drama, but the story is in the overcoming of the struggle, of the despair, of the whatever it is that is in the way of happiness. 🙂
Creating something like this is a novel talent in itself 😀
I’m not sure if “Warm breath on my neck” is mine lol!! I rarely remember my own works *sadness personified* Yet this was an amazing cacophony of words!!
Nope, I don’t think it is, but I’m glad you like it!
Nothing from me… but still… this is a fantastic experiment! I love it!
I really like this particular style of found poetry. Glad you like it.
Brilliant. Last week I posted an experiment similar to yours…. what does it say? Of course, we are all One!
Could you post a link to it here?
Thanks Shawn, it’s a pleasure to pass along my experiment!
Thanks for sharing!
It’s my pleasure!
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What a fun idea! I love found poetry, and this is a lovely example. Thanks for posting it.
Glad you like it.
silencing the crowds. You scored.
Oh, I like this concept a lot!
Wow. This is really cool! Excellent job!
It’s a fun technique, isn’t it? Glad you liked it.
Reblogged this on Shawn L. Bird and commented:
Still theoretically doing my Camp NaNo with no time to be composing poetry. (ech hem) So here’s another repost, this time from a few months ago.
Intriguing idea – couldn’t tell you if any of my lines were there, but it got me to read the whole thing. 🙂
If you go to your own blog, check for what you posted on April 24, and calculate the time for your area to Pacific Daylight Time, you should know whether a line could be there… 😉 Generally a line is taken from the first half dozen lines of the originating poem if that helps.
creative idea… 🙂
They’re so much fun to do.
This is beautiful, Shawn. 🙂
I recognized a line from an Elfjie of mine. Thanks for the honor. 🙂
You’re the first to find a line! Yay!
Please post the link to yours!
This is beautiful, and what a great idea. lots of stunning imagery, but my favourite lines I think are, ‘I will not take first dandelions each one a kiss’. Not sure why, but it really touches me…
Isn’t it fascinating how the lines create images and meaning? I find this a very powerful poem technique, which reveals the talent of WordPress poets!
Wow what a fantastic poem, and a great idea. You’re very talented! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this awesome piece of work 🙂
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!
That turned out great!!
I really like it, too! 😉
I think these are mine: Mermaids only dream: http://spunstardust.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/mermaids-never-die-only-dream/
I could write between the lines: http://spunstardust.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/your-history-books/
What a cool concept!!