Napowrimo Day Five Prompt Cutting Up Emily Dickinson

I really enjoyed this prompt as I love messing about with existing text. I do enjoy Emily Dickinson’s work particularly for her brevity which in fact made this prompt harder. I’d like to try this technique with a longer and less (to me) interesting poem. There may be much longer ones I could have found but I didn’t want to spend more time finding a poem than writing today. Prompt is here: http://www.napowrimo.net/day-five-2/ and the poem I used was here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174975

In my Brain

I felt in my Brain a dreading

seemed sense was breaking,

beating till I thought my mind was going

I heard a creak across my head

those same boots of lead then space

as all my heavens and havens crumble

my being, but an ear, turned to silence,

I am some strange wrecked, solitary plank

reason broke dropped down and down

I hit the world, at every plunge and splintered

I finished knowing nothing

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One Response to Napowrimo Day Five Prompt Cutting Up Emily Dickinson

  1. C.C. says:

    Beautifully ‘cut up’ poem 🙂

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