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May 10, 2011


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A wonderful exercise -- or prompt, as we seem to be calling it these days. I love the idea of not only cutting up texts but also applying the same logic to my own writing. Thank you, Shannon. -- DL

This looks fun! I'm definitely going to give it a try.

Yes, I recall you once unleashed a strike-through on an an entire poem of mine save the title and the last line--and it was much the better for it.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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