Welcome to Writing Prompt Pit Stop! We’re on day 3 already of National Poetry Month, and that brings us to the prompt “White-Out.” You can read my newest poem, “On the effort of loyal offspring,” here. I enjoyed this one, and the poem gave me a few phrases that I really liked that I might not have thought of otherwise, and I guess that’s the point of a “found poem” after all!
Here is the day 3 prompt, White-Out:
First get your hands on a bottle of white out, a white-out pen or white paint. Find a text you don’t mind marking up — or make a photocopy of the text if necessary — and progressively cover up lines of text with white out until only the words composing your erasure poem remain visible. Scan your completed erasure as an image — or take a picture of it — and post it to the site.
Note: You must complete this erasure process by hand — no digital tools allowed (you’ll do that for another badge).
To see a sample white-out poem, view excerpts from Mary Ruefle’s A Little White Shadow on the Poetry Foundation’s website: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/178610.
The Found Poetry Review. PoMoSco. Prompt 3. 3 Apr 2015.