Erasure Allan Poe

The third (and probably final, for awhile) installment of my experiments with erasure poems, based on Poe’s “Dream-Land.” Here’s #24:

dreamland new

Lonely
angels
lieth
with
tears
surging
by
their
murmuring
pools
most melancholy.

The
shrouded
forms
whose
peaceful
mysteries are
unclosed
hath
here
darkened
a
haunted
throne.

Advertisements

9 thoughts on “Erasure Allan Poe

  1. Allan Edgar Poe was a genius. I did not know of this poem however. I love how you managed to pick the right words from his poem to form a poem of itself. I guess part of a whole that is perfect, is perfect in itself too 🙂

  2. Now, this is fascinating. I’d like to try one–do we just take any poem, and pull words out of it to write a new poem?? Must it be a Poe poem, or any classic poet? By the way, you have a gorgeous blog–I found you from the NaPoWriMo site.

      • Oh not at all! I can’t recall when I first came across the idea of erasures, but last year, when I first attempted NaPoWriMo, it may have been offered as one of the daily prompts. Some writers get very creative and add a measure of visual art to their adaptations (I think I included one such link in my “Return to Erasure” post).

      • Ok, that’s fine–I’ll just say that (and link) that I learned of it from you here! I’ve done that before when it’s impossible to track down origins of creative ideas.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s