napowrimo: inversion

I used this inversion prompt http://www.napowrimo.net/2013/04/day-30/ replacing the words with opposites in this poem: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15212

 

 

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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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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