NaPoWriMo – 12/30

An A-W found poem built from Bill Bryson's 'Mother Tongue' index. 

Anglo-Saxon
barbarian tongues
cursed tablets
of double entendres.
Elizabethan,
faggots in gravy
graffiti
Henry V.
Identity;
Johnson and Americanisms
kinship finds
literary masters.
Meanings;
natural history
of our language,
private language.
Questions
rhythms, rhymes,
Shakespeare, so
trust an Englishman.
Universal language
vulgates
Westminster, Wales & Washington.




 

A Political Landscape

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Nail you political colours
a wall of activism
selling on the nations streets
plaster across the cityscape

hopeless, pretty hopeless
leaving people behind

imagined inspirations
such grand aspirations
depicts the grim situation
people tweeting red.

Written for Writing 201

Landscape > Found Poetry > Enumeratio

The above picture/text was taken from an article in today’s The Age .