Chelsea Owens, on her blog, has thrown down the gauntlet in her latest Terrible Poetry contest. Click on the link below to see the post, why not have a go?
A cento is a poem made up of fragments of other poems.
I thought I would try my hand at it, but it is a lot more difficult than it may at first appear. Here is my attempt:
The Owl and the Pussycat went to see,
the Elephant (Though all of them were blind),
Like Love, unkindly passing by.
There’s a thread you follow. It goes among
A host of golden daffodils, they dance.
The reprieve papers are not signed, behind.
It was a poignant portrayal of the effects.
A collage of fragments of poetical objects.
I have included fragments from the following poems:
The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear,
The Blind Man And The Elephant by John Godfrey Saxe
The Way It Is, by William Stafford
I wandered lonely as a cloud, by William Wordsworth
Reprieve, by Alison Prince
I have also included the following word prompts: