Tuesday, January 4, 2011

One Shot Wednesday.....


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Today we are talking Cento....
No.... NOT the above pictured Centos!
Cento is Latin for patchwork.
It's a poetic form that consists of lines...
Made up from lines of other poets!
My One Shot Wednesday entry this week was from
the works of Shakespeare, Byron, Matthew Arnold, and Poe.
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Come to me in my dreams....
Shall I compare you to a Summer's day?
Thou were more lovely and more temperate.
The smiles that win.
The tints that glow.
A heart whose love was innocent.
In visions of the dark night
I have dreamed of joy departed
But a waking dream of life and light
Hath left me broken hearted.
For so the night will more than pay
For the hopeful longings of the day.
Come to me in my dreams.....
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If it's Wednesday, and you have any Poetry,
Prose, or Short Stories lying around.
Post it on your blog, then go tell the very talented
crew over at One Stop Poetry....Here!
They are quite gracious!

31 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Aw, G Man, you shouldn't have! ;-)

Fireblossom said...

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Fireblossom said...

PPS--I'm first!!!

Myrna R. said...

I had never heard of this form. I like it. You composed a very beautiful poem.

Eric Alder said...

You're a poet of many colors, G-Man... nice One Shot!

River said...

Bravo I say! Bravo! That was really cool. I have never read that type of poem before or didn't know I was reading one. How long did writing that take you?

Monkey Man said...

Very creative, G. UM could use some of that creative thinking to gain a worthy coach.

clean and crazy said...

this was way beyond what you normally do, i can picture you, quoting these quotes with a michigan mug of coffee as you type... it makes me giggle at how clever you are

hedgewitch said...

Nice amalgam of little cut outs that piece themselves together to mean just that little bit of something different than they did before you got your hands on them. Bet you read poetry all night to find em. That sounds way harder to me than writing it myself, so you get to be the Cento man, my patient and discerning friend. You do it well.

moondustwriter said...

G-Man you are getting quite adroit at this kinda thing.
You should create your own poetic form. I'm serious

Your poem was seamless and constructed beautifully

Thanks for the One Shot

Moonie smiles

Millie said...

You've created such a wonderful poem from the masters' works. You are such a romantic! My human's is here. http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/to-my-sister/

PattiKen said...

I like how you brought these lines together to create something new. I think we were visited by the same muse, Galen. You ripped from poetry, and I from music.

rToady said...

Yeah, this is a weird form, I never heard of it either. Interesting effect.

Serena said...

That is so lovely, and clearly inspired by someone special. Great job!

Brian Miller said...

wow G your creative juices are really flowing...i like this a lot...keep stretching those poetic muscles...

A Daft Scots Lass said...

You saucy bugger!

Shadow said...

how romantic... so more???

Akelamalu said...

Very cleverly put together m'deario. :)

izzy said...

Interesting idea, with a lovely result, thanks!

Pete Marshall said...

this read so well....i like the idea..and heck..poe, byron & shakespeare...well mixed...pete

TALON said...

What a clever idea, Galen. It read so seamlessly...

Neat when familiar lines, oft' quoted, are blended like this to create a something new.

Jerry said...

Nice one G. Plagiarizing with the greats. Smoothe indeed. Glad you put in your centos worth.

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful cento. Seamless..

Mine too is a found poem:

musical whirlwind

lizziviggi said...

What a fun way to recycle!

Kodjo Deynoo. said...

A good combination well done

PoeticHeart said...

WOW, fantastic! Lines so very well blended! ~April

Kavita said...

Here's My 2 centos (oops... cents). This was is gooooood, G!!! Loved the form, and your choice of lines to make this poem!
Dream on, my friend...

Here's my One Shot!

lime said...

well, i learned something new. never knew what a cento was beyond the pictures. yours was a mighty fine mashup if i may say so. well done.

kkrige said...

Wow. Even though it was other's actual words, I bet that took a lot of time and effort on your part to put it together. That was awesome G!

joanny said...

Writing poetry like that she just may surprise you one fine and stormy night and come to you in your dreams,,, and scare the v&x# out of you...

a very creative poem.
nice one stop,

joanny

Steve Isaak said...

Good work, as usual. :)