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!