Shawn L. Bird

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Black out poem 3 August 27, 2022

Filed under: poem,Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 8:48 pm
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Black out poem 3 reads as follows:

I pass
on
melodrama.
My show.
I wave time.
I bind a problem.
I lock my smile
I burn this sign.
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(Note the use of the poetic device anaphora in the last 4 lines (i.e. beginning the lines with the same word)

 

Black out poem 2 August 26, 2022

Filed under: poem,Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 8:46 am
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Black out poem 2 reads as follows:

I see you.
You look to her.
(There were good books).
You take my hand.
We reach a tie, sure
in this glance.
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Commentary:
So, the line “There were good books” is really a contextual juxtaposition. What’s going on? Is the speaker separating her real life with books and imagining a different ending? Is it all happening in books? Do the books somehow alter behaviour of the speaker and her love interest? What do you think?

 

Black out poem 1 August 25, 2022

Filed under: poem,Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 8:45 pm
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“Black out poem 1” reads as follows:
if I faint
Let me go.
stop me
carry me
smile

 

poem-The Stories they tell March 16, 2021

Filed under: poem,Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:53 pm
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Here is a ‘black out’ poem, aka ‘erasure’ poem. This is a type of found poetry. The text from this one comes from Janet Whitehead’s book Beyond All Imaginings.

May be an illustration
 

 
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