Saturday, 22 February 2014

47. Blackout





He 
is mine 
and I 
am his.
Our 
meeting was intended
to be.


Some of you will note my earlier references to writer and artist Austin Kleon. So when I wrote my previous post "Five Percent" earlier on in the project, I knew that this week would be the perfect time to try my hand at a "Newspaper Blackout" poem.

The format of the blackout poem coincides neatly with George Orwell's idea that less is more when it comes to the use of words in expressing a point - with a bank of words issued already issued in the form of a newspaper, it is up to the writer to carve new sentences out of old passages.

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