Exciting new game. Create a poem in which the words already exist in some sort of media. So, you could rearrange phrases gleaned from the BBC News website, pick out the first sentence from each chapter of your favourite novel, make poetry out of all your friends' facebook status updates, from a collection of signs on the street, or whatever. The point is that the poetry comes in rearranging it to make it look cool. There are two rules:
(1) - You cannot write a single word by yourself. All the words have to be 'found' somewhere. You are only allowed to rearrange, although you can do what you like with punctuation.
(2) - The more inventive the location in which the words have been found, the better.
The best ones get love, rep and a moist licking, should you want it.
The more unpaired, the greater the magnetic
- forming lone pairs
in a sea of Free.
Light from distant stars
Is deflected by the sun,
but it is wrong.
Think of only one in every one hundred thousand.
The amber forcefield, the molten globule -
Selection rules must change;
It only needs the chain to be broken a few times.
In a couple of places, if you squint your eyes and turn your display brightness way down, it looks like it might even be attempting to make sense...
From "Principles and Problems in Physical Chemistry for Biochemists".
The word "Angel".
I can't promise I will heal you.
Heavenly being created by God.
Messengers, acting as a warrior or guard.
Youth is wasted on the young,
before you know, it's come and gone,
You were there for summer dreaming.
Why then should I fear to become less by dying?
I shall die once again as a man.
I hope you find your freedom
"Taken from the song "Eternity" by Robbie Williams and the wiki page for "Angel".
Things are only as complicated as you make them
You're a womaniser,
living the life,
don't you dare
tell me how to live, my life.
Every day I love you,
more and more,
You are only as complicated
as an original cliché,
and when I lay beside you,
I feel you in my heart.
I keep dreaming.
Hold me, touch me...
Nobody sees you
in the dark.
Taken from the screen names of my online MSN contancts.
All the lonely people,
Turn off your mind, relax
As we live a life of ease,
It is not dying,
No-one comes near
And the band begins to play
Lay down all thought,
No-one was saved.
Various songs from Revolver by The Beatles
Should I or shouldnt I go?
She seems to be blowing hot and cold
Do I see her? Or not?
I thought she'd changed
How to get a girl's attention?
I Am So Sick Of Feeling Like This
How do I stop feeling like this?
Making a move
She said yes!
Neither of us has 'the balls' to take things further - Advice needed
condom may/may not have broken
How yellow is wee supposed to be?
Taken from thread titles in the H&R forum. I say, this poetry malarkey is surprisingly fun.
Good effort, keep them coming. My tongue shall select the worthy winner by midnight on the morrow.
Mass, power and Christmas. A case study of
The Tower and bacon. Read it
Or the muse
[Taken from stuff blue-tacked on my wall].
Mathematical Methods for Science Students:
The concepts of continuity,
The variables are absent,
reducing to a typical,
As with the elliptic function,
reasoning follows a similar injuction.
It should be clear by now:
you should follow example 17.1
Excerpts from the book, as title of poem, by G Stephenson (recommended pre-interview for Maths applicants to King's College Cambridge)
It was hell finding anything that rhymed in it, I can tell you that much.