Hello guys, no smash Sunday today because I was working on a page, but all of a sudden my inspiration faded and I haven't touched the SMASH ever since.
Anyway, I still felt like writing about something today, which happens to be blackout poetry.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, it consists in redacting the words in a text (newspaper, old book pages, etc) with a marker, leaving behind only a few words to make a poem.
I've always been fascinated with it, as it also follows the "destroy to create" leitmotif, which I'm a big fan of!
I gave it a try lately; most of my "poems" are rather boring or trivial, but I kinda like one of them.
Before I show you mine, here some of my favourite by Kevin Harrell:
And finally, mine, which is pretty awkward but hey, I tried!
It's called "twentythree" and the page is from a weird Chinese book I got in Florence a couple of years ago.
Have you ever tried blackout poetry? Let me know your thoughts about it.
Have a nice day,