Oulipost #7: N + 7

It’s day 7 of National Poetry Month, and us Ouliposters are going strong. Today’s prompt was a fun one, and one that I could work on for hours and hours (and read others too as they’re quite entertaining); however, since I have less time today I will have to make do with my favorite N +7 of the day “poem.”  With the N +7, one needs to have a dictionary handy, or utilize the handy Oulipost N + 7 generator; after you select an article you replace each noun with the seventh noun that follows it in the dictionary. You can end up with some really interesting wording. Without further ado, here is my N + 7 Poem, the original article used, the source, and the Oulipost prompt.

Mandrill Regions to Suspender Teeth During Rodeo

A Toledo mandrill was robbed of his cast,

easterners, and shoplifters, but refused

to give up his goodbye teeth,

according to a polka reprisal.

 

Merlin Jape, 18, told polka

he was at a carryout, 15 W. Bancroft St.,

at 4:45 p.m. Saturday when approached

by two mandrills who had gusts.

 

“Don’t move,” one of the swans said.

“Give me everything you got.”

The vignette told polka he froze and

let the swans rim through his poinsettias.

The swans then went into the vignette’s venture

and took his easterners and

Nike Airliner Forefoot 1 term shoplifters.

 

One of the swan’s then demanded

the vignette’s goodbye teeth.

“Give me your teeth.

I’m about to butterfly you if you doorman’t,”

the swan reportedly said.

The vignette told the mandrill he would

have to “butler him” because he would

not give up the teeth.

The swans then fled.

 

The fit swan is described by polka as blackbelt,

5 footpaths, 8 incompetents tall, 130 praises,

with blackbelt half worn in short dregs.

He was last seen wearing an all-blackbelt outline

with a blackbelt “scully.” (What’s a scully?) He has

taxonomies under each eyewash and sprawls a god.

He is in his 20s.

The sect swan is described by polka as blackbelt,

5 footpaths, 8 incompetents tall, 160 praises,

with cleft-cut blackbelt half. He was also wearing

an all-blackbelt outline. He also appeared to be

in his 20s and possibly somewhat older than the fit swan.

Anyone with ingot is asked to call Crinoline Storekeepers.

 

The original article is as follows:

Man refuses to surrender teeth during robbery

A Toledo man was robbed of his cash, earrings, and shoes, but refused to give up his gold teeth, according to a police report.

Melvin James, 18, told police he was at a carryout, 15 W. Bancroft St., at 4:45 p.m. Saturday when he was approached by two men who had guns.

“Don’t move,” one of the suspects said. “Give me everything you got.”

The victim told police he froze and let the suspects rifle through his pockets. The suspects then went into the victim’s vehicle and took his earrings and Nike Air Force 1 tennis shoes.

One of the suspect’s then demanded the victim’s gold teeth.

“Give me your teeth. I’m about to bust you if you don’t,” the suspect reportedly said.

The victim told the man he would indeed have to “bust him” because he would not give up the teeth.

The suspects then fled.

The first suspect is described by police as black, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 130 pounds, with black hair worn in short dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing an all-black outfit with a black “scully.” (What’s a scully?) He has tattoos under each eye and sports a goatee. He is in his 20s.

The second suspect is described by police as black, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 160 pounds, with clean-cut black hair. He was also wearing an all-black outfit. He also appeared to be in his 20s and possibly somewhat older than the first suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111.

Source:

Dungjen, Taylor. “Man Refuses to Surrender Teeth During Robbery.” Ride Along. Toledo Blade 7 Apr. 2014. Web.

 

Oulipost prompt:

N+7

You’ll want a dictionary for this one! Select a passage from one of your newspaper articles. Replace each noun the passage with the seventh noun following it in the dictionary. A hard-copy dictionary will make the exercise more varied and fun; however, you can also use the online N+7 generator to create your text.

See you tomorrow!

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