napowrimo: inversion

I used this inversion prompt replacing the words with opposites in this poem:



One Art


The art of finding is simple to slave;

so few things seem emptied with the apathy

to be found that their finding is a success.


find something every day. Refuse the calm

of found window locks, the hour well saved.

The art of finding is simple to slave.


Then forget finding nearer, finding slower:

places, and names, and where it was you didn’t mean

to remain. All of these will take success.


I found my father’s watch. And look! my first, or

Near-to-first, of three hated houses came.

The art of finding is simple to slave.


I found two cities, horrid ones. And, smaller,

some realms I didn’t own, two rivers, a continent.

I don’t miss them, but it was a success.

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This blog is for the trio of people behind Stirred to express the directions their work is taking. Stirred is a women's poetry night where women and men are encouraged to read pro-women poetry. The thinking behind this night originated with Anna Percy, who hosts the night. Her co-host Rebecca Audra Smith and the designer of posters and general photographer Sara Ellis complete the trio. Anna Percy's poetry is usually concerned with love, loss, losing your mind, the natural world and the surreal. She performs regularly in both Manchester and Norwich. She voluntarily runs workshops and has been a performer of racy feminist poetry for some years. Rebecca Audra Smith is also a regular performer on Manchester's poetry scene. Her poetry is often described as sensual, it's subjects are the depths of our relationship to ourselves and other people. Her work is an introspective look at how people interact with the world. Sara Ellis studies a photography BA and is the designer of Stirred's image and official photographer. Her work utilises elements of street photography while demonstrating a humour and curiosity about our surroundings, both rural and urban, that brings many layers to her images.
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