Monday, April 30, 2018

Exquisite Corpse- Put Together by Angela Yuriko Smith

To celebrate the final day of National Poetry Month, Angela decided to gather a few poets on Facebook and put together a collaborative poem, called an Exquisite Corpse.  An Exquisite Corpse is a collectively assembled poem.

"Each contributor added to the composition in sequence by following a pattern rule. There are other ways to do it, but for this we followed a “The adjective noun adverb verb the adjective noun” pattern.

Example of a line: “The green duck sweetly sang the dreadful dirge.”'

You can find her post on it on her blog here.

Here is the result, titled Universe Calling.  Angela put, in italics, the connecting words for the lines.

Universe Calling

The brilliant night quietly called the lost galaxy
while the wistful question endlessly spinning the infinite realms
and the mournful wind longingly cried the broken mantra.

The faint spark sullenly echoed the long-dead reply
as the eldritch chasm eerily awaited the falling angel.
The doleful flight yawningly dreams the green moon
and the pulsating quasars luminescently spiral the depthless void.

—Written by (in order of line) Angela Yuriko Smith, A.F. Stewart, Devon Lewis,
Robin Wiesneth, Ashley Dioses, John Reinhart and R.A. Smith

I think this turned out to be a totally awesome poem!

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