Day 5 NaPoWriMo 2015. Third one for me, since I missed the first 2 days and I haven’t caught up. Today’s prompt is to take a Emily Dickinson poem, strip it of all punctuation, rebreak the lines, add words, take away words and make your own poem out of it. I picked Emily’s Banish Air from Air. The rework, remix seems to fit thematically with my poem from yesterday.
Extinguish fire from fire Take wetness from water ’Banish air from air’ Divide Light from Light Nothing fits like Lego cubes Or Ikea flat pellets Nothing negates - but transforms - in a continuum - Something gained but nothing lost - always conserved. Films can’t contain Flame - even a pushover of momentary impotence, will flit freely like Steam towards its innateness.
Emily’s original, with line breaks and dashes.
Banish Air from Air - Divide Light if you dare - They'll meet While Cubes in a Drop Or Pellets of Shape Fit - Films cannot annul Odors return whole Force Flame And with a Blonde push Over your impotence Flits Steam.