Oulipost #6: Blank Verse Amidst the Prose

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April 6, 2014

The Prompt: Compose a poem using unintentional lines of iambic pentameter found in your newspaper.



 

Let Sleeping Blames Lie

 

It culminated in a meeting with

a natural resentment of success

when it was purchased “by an undisclosed…

 

and with the title of most passionate,

a lot of people going in and out,

the possibility (that perhaps Joe–?)

 

to get involved on campus, but I think

to be reminded of how beautiful…

but winning isn’t what it’s all about.

 

Sources:

Evans, Zach. “Guns and Hoses VII set this Saturday at Ford Center.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 6 April 2014.

—. “Sunday morning fire in vacant home ruled arson.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 6 April 2014.

Levco, Stan. “Kentucky embodies college sports ills.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 6 April 2014.

McBain, Roger. “Glazier plays host and pianist for Philharmonic’s ‘Gershwin and Friends’ concerts.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 6 April 2014.

Vaughn, James. “Volunteers spruce up for the love of USI.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 6 April 2014.

 

Read how other Ouliposters tackled this prompt here.

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