Thursday, February 21, 2008

gather ye poems

Hello, hello everyone! It's Thursday. Time to pony up your poems! If you would like to participate in next week's patchwork poetry party, simply provide a link to one of your own poems in this post's comments section.

Last week we had a lively discussion of patchwork poetry, writing exercises, and the like. If you missed it, check it out in the previous post's comments.

As a reminder, I started this blog to experiment with the patchwork poem, or cento--a poem created by weaving together the lines of other poets' poems. That is, whole lines, not pieces, fragments, or phrases. While that method is perfectly fine as inspiration, I use it myself, it is not my aim here at patchwork poetry. I don't mean to offend or turn anyone away, but I am really interested in seeing what happens when we all do basically the same thing with other people's poems. A tense change or modifier dropped is ok, but, for the purposes of patchwork poetry, let's stick to whole lines. Thanks!

Ahem, here's the "copyright" mumbo jumbo...By leaving a link, you agree to allow our collective of poets use your lines in a brand new poem. One time rights, of course. And the patchwork poetry collective, a groovy bunch of like-minded souls in pursuit of the perfect word, do hereby promise on pain of left & right hand removal, to never publish or pass of as wholly their own, the poems created from other people's poems. In other words, please remember to credit your muses!

Next week, stop by and post a link to your newly created patchwork poem. Happy poem-ing!

16 comments:

jillypoet said...

here is a poem i just typed up from one of my yellow legal pads. hope it works for everyone!

Guts

Lirone said...

Thought I'd give this a try: you're welcome to see what you want to make of the following:

http://wordsthatsing.wordpress.com/2008/02/12/silence/

Lirone said...

Sorry, messed up my link posting - here it is again:

silence

Mariacristina said...

This is one I wrote and posted last summer, before I knew about poetry bloggers! I like it, so maybe you patchworkers will too.

Song of Knitting

paisley said...

i want to play,, and if we need more poems,, i have plenty to submit,, but i want to give others,, if there are new people,, to have the opportunity to submit fist.. so i will hold off day or two...

jillypoet said...

welcome lirone, thanks for playing along! paisley, that's very kind of you, but i thin it's ok to leave your poem. the more the merrier! and if by some crazy chance we got 100 poets, well, we'll just have to write 100 line poems!

paisley said...

ok... i was afraid we might end up with too many poems... here we go....

gift of youth

gautami tripathy said...

It is a fairly new one I offer here:

endless possibilities

writerwoman said...

Here is my offering

Scott said...

I thought I would post this one up to share.

http://misterscott.wordpress.com/2008/02/20/whats-the-truth/

jillypoet said...

Scott, I can't seem to get to your link. Could you post it again, or maybe a link to your website?

Scott said...

www.misterscott.wordpress.com

I'm not sure how to post links so I'll just leave that...

I want to use What's The Truth

writerwoman said...

What's the Truth by Scott

writerwoman said...

Is the goal supposed to be to use a line from everyone poem or just from some of them?

Because I am not sure I can use a line from every poem donated. I have already crafted my poem and if my donations keep coming in I doubt i could make it all fit.

lissa said...

Here's mine contribution

rain

jillypoet said...

Hey Writerwoman, If you've already crafted your poem and there's more contributions, no worries. The goal is to use all the poems, but if poems come in later, that's ok. Take me, for instance. I haven't done my poem yet, so I'll work with all of them. I'm a slacker. No doubt!

Also, it's true, sometimes the lines from a certain poem may just not work for you. That's ok, too.

Thank you for posting Scott's link. I just couldn't get to his blog, even typing in the address on google.