Poetry

Had Me At

Honourable mention in the 1st Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest.


Evite dragonboat grew friendly
Vent on Star Wars delight
Red highlights surprise

Indian food
French film nonsense
Cheesecake imagination
Runs down teaspoon milky mood

Drugs legal
Mysterious day
Fresh companion
God? No!
Delight at monsters
Gratify curiosity

Erasure poetry is created by starting with an existing text and erasing bits in such a way that the words left in place take on new shapes and meanings. For the 1st Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest, we posted an excerpt from Roughing It in the Bush by Susanna Moodie, a memoir written in 1852.

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