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#GloPoWriMo 2018 4 – e oggi facciamo English

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ecco il giallo per fare
il sole
così lo porto alla mamma
ed è bello.

io ho fatto il yellow
il rosa e il blue
perché piove ma dopo
c’è il sole.

il mio tempo preferito
è il drago
perchè la Viola è coraggiosa

e sono io la scala mobile
e non voglio fare il marrone
e oggi sei ritornato da noi

(found poem with bits of a kids’ English lesson)

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#GloPoWriMo 2017 12 – decostruzione

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ore 17.15, pomeriggio, caldo
garage, fresco, ancora umido
bicicletta, catenaccio, lucchetto
chiavi, cancello, salita
pedale, ruota, pista ciclabile
discesa, risalita, curva
vento, moscerini, occhiali da sole
uomo con aquilone, coppia con cane
coppia con cane, amici con pizza
cane senza coppia, lingue su gelato
gomma, strada, auto che non si ferma
pedale, pedale, piede, asfalto
stradina, muri gialli, tavolino
gelato, gelato, gelato, pizza
cane, cane, bicicletta, palazzo
angolo, bicicletta, cane, gelato
auto, auto, auto, pedone, gatto
strada, strisce, frenata, piede
catenaccio, bicicletta, lucchetto
caldo, pomeriggio, ore 17.30

Glitch

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our demons
our demons can’t
can’t kill us
our demons
starve the ego
and fly
by night our demons fly
only by night

between two points
(on my watch)
drive it
(on my watch)
drive it like
(take to the night)
drive it like you stole it
take to the night

bad wings can’t
kill us
can’t carry the sun
(I need my memory back)
and we swarm
we starve
we can’t
can’t kill
fly

keep
to the beat
keep
to the heart
keep
control
feed
control the feed
feed
the heart

NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 18 – Sith Happens

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All I hear are the sounds of lightsabers.
The Dark Side is around us,
but we do serve your kind here.

When shit was real
the Sith lived in peace –
only imaginary battles.

N’hésitez pas à dénoncer auprès de l’Empire
do not hesitate to report to the Empire
the range in generations of people
falling in love with the new suit.

How much lost at the hands+
of a Jedi Princess?
There are no words to
ingest, transform, analyze
one of my all time favorites:
pink Chewbacca.

Así se ven los protagonistas
So the protagonists are
also still on a nerd-high
and I must ask all of you:
do or do not?
(There is no try.)

[Fragments taken from the #StarWars feed on Twitter.]

NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 12 – Glimpses

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A motor-bike revs by the new flats.
I could look back and see…

The snake-hipped man sitting with the old woman
come to slake their fantastic lust –
scattering in all directions, at their wits’ end,
smiling mysteriously at the dead man.
(His silence was only another form of grief.)

Stood with my back to the sink,
I wish I might digress and tell you more.

[Found poem created by summing the alphanumeric values of ‘realism’ (=77), and choosing a line from that page of each novel on the module I’m teaching at UEA.]

NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 4 – Just About

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Cram for a test,
cause sluggishness and
break for 10 minutes.

Prepare for school:
is it that time again already?
Make only general purchases.

Break the procrastination
but keep putting it off?
Make a bet with your family.

Find out your IQ –
open other doors
with a good approximation.

Improve your memory:
points of most techniques
use the acronym ‘HOMES’.

Get your child to
mention harassed staff
– a clue to its desirability.

Help your child
try on everything
through the local buildings.

Network effectively;
the Doggy Olympics
are just the tip.

Get out of debt.
Throw away the pieces.
Many are Free.

[A found poem made up by flitting between the pages of How To do Just About Everything (M&S 2008), using a pattern based on the value of the word ‘Saturday’ (A=1, B=2, etc); the last stanza is the sum of the letters (160).]

NaPoWriMo Day 29 – Captions

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You are not our readers
but you need
to know this.
We need more stories
we need different stories
a healthy and vital evolution.

If we can change perceptions
relate to and see each other
when we draw pictures,
sometimes teach others
the community it represents.
Keep our pencils moving
trying to be an ally.

You are not our readers.
The true faces, true fans
“I would not–
I didn’t just–
had no idea–“,
have become obscure
now in the minority.

You’ve probably met
the Pretty Deadly
voracious reader
you’ve probably met
people that
recognize that
conversations like this
have finally started to build
people that
reject fandom gatekeeping.

It does not matter
where we’re reading it from
that doesn’t matter much
to comics as a whole
to many who work
to stand in solidarity
make the world a better place.

You are not our readers
but we
we are comics.