Napowrimo Erasure poem kind of

I used this prompt http://www.napowrimo.net/2013/04/day-26/ 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: 

 

THE LADY

 

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,

willow-veil’d

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,

 half-sick

of shadows

 

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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 http://www.flapjackpress.co.uk/page11.htm She is one of the founder members of Stirred Poetry a Feminist collective for their blog go to: http://www.flapjackpress.co.uk/page11.htm
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