Napowrimo Erasure poem kind of

I used this prompt and the first couple of parts of the lady of shallot (one of the few tennyson poems I actually like, having endured studying him at alevel alongside coleridge apparently anyone but very dead white guys didn’t exist to my one of my teachers) I cut lines and words out in order to create two word lines, this is more of a sculpted poem than anything else but here goes: 




On either side

Long fields

the sky;

the road

up and down

people go,

Gazing where

Willows whiten,

the island

gray towers,

a space

of flowers,


Slide the

slow horses;

seen her

reaping early

song echoes

river winding

the moon

Listening, whispers

curse her

To look

mirror clear

Shadow world

eddy whirls,

red cloaks

her web

still delights

A funeral,

And music,


of shadows


About Quad

Anna Percy is a mostly nocturnal scribbler based in Manchester. She has been writing and performing poetry around the country for over ten years. Her full length collection is available from Flapjack press She is one of the founder members of Stirred Poetry a Feminist collective for their blog go to:
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