Today’s Daily Create challenge is to:
Write a poem using the N+7 form, conceived of by the French poets of the Oulipo movement. Choose a text, such as Elizabeth Bishop’s “One Art,” and replace each noun in that text with the noun occurring seven entries below it in your dictionary. Next, try the exercise with one of your own poems. For more on the poets of the Oulipo, try this.
So, here’s a stanza of a collaborative sestina I wrote a while back:
Rhizomatic learning is very subjective.
It’s up to you, not up to Dave, what gets to count.
The important thing is not to worry, but be content
to mess around, mix it up – play
around. Be warned – rhizomatic learning can be invasive
and you might find it affects your regular practice
Here’s a handy N+ generator, and here’s the result:
Rhizomatic lecture is very subjective.
It’s up to you, not up to Dave, what gets to countermand.
The important thistle is not to wrapper, but be contingency
to metallurgist around, mob it up – play
around. Be warned – rhizomatic lecture can be invasive
and you might find it affirmations your rein prankster
Which gives a nice nod to #netnarr
— KevinHodgson (@dogtrax) January 28, 2018