“A 3D, Full-Color Blast”

Around a bend in the road
the season’s
first flush of blooms.
Petals on the ground
liberated by
the morning’s
heavy rain.
Pretty cool stuff.

(Written for dVersePoets, June 6, 2013.)
(Charles Miller challenged us to create a work using a Dada technique. He suggested we cut up text and arrange it randomly into a poem or take full pages of text and rearrange the parts. I chose the latter approach and borrowed some of Virginia A. Smith’s words in her newspaper article, “A rose by many other names”.)

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12 Responses to “A 3D, Full-Color Blast”

  1. billgncs says:

    nice VB — you really have a poet’s heart.

  2. Dave Higgins says:

    Cut up is often dismissed as “cheating” because any prose sliced up and put back together looks like free verse and has an underlying theme. However, actually making sense from a set of pre-defined fragments is sometimes harder than writing from scratch.

    So excellent job creating a poem that does not immediately scream: I was made with cut-up!

    • vb holmes says:

      I have to say, I did feel guilty posting this as the sentence fragments are Virginia Smith’s words, only the choice and placement are mine. Sometime, I’d like to fuss around with randomly-dropped individual words, but from past experience studying Dada, know that they have to be mightily tweaked (which rather defeats the purpose) unless you’re into gibberish.

  3. brian miller says:

    wow yours came out sounding right intelligent…ha….nice title…and i like the visual..it is cool stuff…smiles…

  4. claudia says:

    ha – pretty cool stuff indeed…love that title and how you play off the 3D and color blast in the poem so well

  5. Chazinator says:

    Your poem is an example of how we can take every day news and turn it into poetry. I think you’ve done a superb job, and the dada method has worked extremely well. Were
    You happy with the results?

  6. I like your take on this challenge. It makes sense and is visual.

  7. bostonpoetry says:

    Never feel guilty for a creative process. This was great, and the words (in this order) are yours now. Own them. Great Dadaist work here. -Mike

  8. Acknowledging the source must surely remove guilt! What you have done here is lovely.

  9. hypercryptical says:

    Pretty cool write – love it!

    Anna :o]

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