Oulipost #5: TAUTOGRAM

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April 5, 2014

The Prompt: Compose a poem whose words — or at least the principal ones —

all begin with the same letter. The words must be sourced from

your newspaper.



 

Capable Cucumbers Change Conditions

 

In concert–

compete with corn, carrots,

Central Casting. Complex conditions,

closely covering cooler customers (clods)

courtesy of curious causes

(a cut of cash?).

Consistently, crowded cousins

(cauliflower, cabbage, chervil,

Compost Christ) continue coordinated comedy,

coproduced at Carnegie Church.

Company-catered.

 

Sources:

Associated Press. “Icy winter idles US Steel forges.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 5 April 2014.

Blume, Aimee. “Fast-growing veggies planted right into soil play effective catch-up.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 5 April 2014.

McBain, Roger. “Award-winning essayist and filmmaker discusses drag queens, gender identity.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 5 April 2014.

 

Read how other Ouliposters tackled this prompt here.

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Oulipost #5: TAUTOGRAM

  1. Love this little list mid-poem “(cauliflower, cabbage, chervil, / Compost Christ)”. Nice work!

  2. Huzzah for vegetable poems!

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