Oulipost #8 – Beautiful Inlaw

Select a name from one of your newspaper articles, famous or not. Compose a poem using only words that can be made from the letters in that person’s name. For example, if you selected “John Travolta”, you may use only words that can be made from the letters a,j,h,l,n,o,r,t and v. The use of web-based tools is highly encouraged to help uncover different words that can be made from your letters of choice.
I used the name of a columnist for the Indianapolis Star, Erika D. Smith.

Beautiful Dreamer

In the dream
I dreamt she makes

a cairn, her kismet,
earth, air, a simitar

admired. Marked,
she stakes fear, tears

it, rides a dream,
makes earth her diaries,

reads air, eats earth,
dreams her cairn.

Source: Smith, Erika D. (Columnist, Indianapolis Star) April 8, 2014

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sonjajohanson10
    Apr 09, 2014 @ 02:46:44

    It’s very lyrical – “a cairn, her kismet, earth, air, a simitar”. How lovely!

    Reply

  2. masexson
    Apr 09, 2014 @ 02:58:02

    Thanks Sonja! I have loved doing this. I can tell you have too. I’ve loved reading your posts!

    Reply

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