Thursday, July 18, 2013

dVerse: Poe Gone Mad

dVerse: Mix and Match



Our challenge is to try a new form of poetry. In looking over the choices, I was immediately drawn to collage because that is my dominant form of art in images. The cento is a new poem created from bits and pieces of verse from other authors. Will have to do some research but here goes.



Polyvore by Grace Beam

the woods are lovely, dark, and deep
deep into that darkness peering,
long I stood there wondering, fearing
a wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
the darkest evening of the year

there fell a silvery-silken veil of light
I shall be telling this with a sigh  
between stars—on stars where no human race is
and be one traveler, long I stood
the starry voice ascending spreads

in the silence of the night
is but a dream within a dream
so that now, to still the beating of my heart
pressing the brain, which too much thought expands,
back to its proper size again

The lines are mostly from Poe and Frost with a few from a famous poet site. Not an easy task but I like the concept.






20 comments:

  1. Beautiful and lyrical... So glad to see you!

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    1. Thank you, Laurie! I look for you :)

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  2. oh i can def hear the poe influence in these...ha. those last could lines on the heartbeat to the brain and returning it back to its proper size...ha...the dark in the first to the fall of light...very cool...

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    1. Thanks, Brian! My mind was thinking it would go one way but I'm pleased with how it went. It sort of goes with the collage...darkness...fear. Ravens. The brain line came from a Robert Browning poem, The Guardian Angel. It is cool. I can say that cuz I didn't write it.

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  3. Nice one, Maggie Grace. It is a fun form and I think you did well with it. It makes me want to read more of Poe and Frost.

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  4. I like what you did here, Maggie.

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  5. Wow!! This is fantastic!! Wonderful job!! :-)

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  6. Excellent, it flows beautifully. Very well done!

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  7. Thank you, everyone! I'm so happy you like it! Just proud to do something new. No counting syllables and such ;-O

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  8. Beautiful--it was fun to recognize the lines, but to hear them in a new creation.

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  9. Wow! That is amazing... the words flow so in sync with each other..

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  10. Wow. this is great.. never did collage but you inspire me here. :-)

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    1. I inspired you? Wow. You actually know more than two poets and could spin a beautiful and/or dark tale probably from memory. Thanks, Björn. Just began reading mail and you're my first new comment. Am doing happy Snoopy dance.

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  11. This is so good and it all flows so well together. Great work! You've got me curious to try it too.

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  12. what a very cool word collage.... and loved that last part with pressing the brain back to its proper size..ha

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  13. I tried the Cento for this prompt too; you've put yours together well. The resulting poem really flows together and, speaking as someone who doesn't know Poe or frost very well, the joins are hard to see.

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