Wednesday, March 26, 2014

OuliPost #3: Belle Absente or as I like to call it: I am absent.

This prompt threw me for a big loop. I am not sure it's entirely correct or done properly. Next time, I was use digital text rather than an actual newspaper. I am old-fashioned, what can I say. Also, I feel the poem lost meaning 4 words in. There's always next time. :)

The outlaw in question is the name of the person (or subject) to whom the poem is addressed. Each line of the poem includes all the letters of the alphabet except for the letter appearing in the dedicated name at the position corresponding to that of the line: when writing a poem to Eva, the first line will contain all letters except E, the second all letters except V, and the third all letters except A.
Choose someone mentioned in your newspaper to whom to address your poem. Compose a beautiful outlaw poem following the procedure outlined above and using words sourced from your newspaper text.
As with the previous warm-ups, please feel free to share the results in the comments.

Here it is.

For S.H. Jun:

Foreign Fixes

Organized culture joined yet maligned with average, fixed, and dependable equipment deteriorate into a wreckage

Six sized images object to legal environmental pressures likely lowering quality

Firm lengthy planning builds visual clashes between kind experts and quoted

Joint barriers accept expanded deliveries of the seized wooden goods from Kyrgyzstan

Assumed job curves suggest flexible officials expand weekly with zero equity

Sources: Multiple articles in The Boston Globe, March 24, 2014: "Besieged rail firm seeking new deal.",  "Apply Pressure.", "Satellite spots more debris in search for missing plan."

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