Day 18: Found Poetry Review Oulipost Homoconsonantism
This is the idea: Choose a sentence or short passage from your newspaper to complete a homoconsonantism. In this form, the sequence of consonants in a source text is kept, while all its vowels are replaced. For example:
ORIGINAL: To be or not to be: that is the question.
CONSONANTS ONLY: T b r n t t b t t s t h q s t n
FINAL PRODUCT: As burnt tibia: it heats the aqueous tone.
So here’s the original sentence:
After a lunch of roasted leg of lamb, we were banished outside to play.
This gave the consonants: ftrlnchfrstdlgflmbwwrbnshdtsdtply
Here’s the best I could manage from it:
Fate(s) are alone,
chi rested on a log,
if a limb, &*
we wore buns,
head teased &* top’ly.
Note: &* That character is a cheat. There’s no ampersand (&) in the original sentence. This is an example of poetic licence, fiddling the soup, hocus-pocus. This is to be expected. I am Yin. I am shady.
Do I pray?
Not for evidence,
I’ve nothing to say.
I suspect that God
Has days when
He’s speechless, too.
Written for We Write Poems, Prompt: Liturgy
Standing on the Sand
The wind hears the water,
Seldom a glance to land,
And it drives past
We small creatures,
Standing on the sand.
There’s famine in its throat,
Where hunger feasts it done,
And wind is like a desert wide,
That leaves us far behind.
Two poems used for this revision. Mine from day 14 Miz Q, and The Song of the Wreck by Charles Dickens
Elegant Ping Pong
stripped back to the stone
a fantastic blank canvas
a smell of stables
blue stripes in boxes
for perpetrators of crime
art deco in brown
elegant ping pong
riding the paint-effect waves
he’s selling punk clothes
Written for Found Poetry Review, Oulipost Day 17 Haikuisation (17 Syll, 5.7.5)
source: “Knock-Knock” article Albion House Restored from The Telegraph