Silly Poetry

I tried a fun writing exercise today called “silly poetry” or “ouiji poetry.” Basically, you close your eyes and type, letting you fingers fall where they may, inserting the space bar, enter, etc. Type a few lines. Then revise a few times until you have something that makes sense. You have to use a bit of creativity, to see words where there are none. Give it a try! These were mine…

Dfjalsj ipu lj oiuwrowui rhjsdlfj f
Qweruo uopruwpour r v
aweroiweoiru ro woeriuan
Lkjboiubnr,st nyhrt
Trl jtoius Poppa


the bell jar steals the joy, the wrongness
and yet it still resides here
just beyond the tip of my finger

questions fly, teetering on the ledge
but they never pour themselves too thin

ask it
do you wonder where you run, where I run?
taste it
something like joy brings peace like the night

and it is all to my father


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dayner
    Jan 08, 2010 @ 11:06:52

    And the silliness continues. Good job pulling something out of nothing.


  2. darksculptures
    Jan 08, 2010 @ 07:55:33

    You did a great job finding meaning in nothingness!

    Did you post this on Ann’s page for her to see? I bet she would love to see the fruit of your labor. If you haven’t posted it there yet, I would.


    • kathanink
      Jan 08, 2010 @ 08:40:03

      Thanks! Yes, I was quite suprised that it made some sense and actually was some of the things that I have thought, oddly enough.

      I did post it to her page, but it was in moderation.

      Stay warm, heard it really cold down there!


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