Friday, March 13, 2009

snowballs

Reading the wonderful Oulipo Compendium for the umpteenth time, and I keep having to put it down to have a go at different things. How about doing one of these snowball poems...?

I
am
the
text
which
begins
sparely,
assuming
magnitude
constantly,
perceptibly
proportional,
incorporating
unquestionable
incrementations

(I'm not sure I should even put it up here because I can't get it to format right - the I should be at the centre of the top and the rest spreading out pyramid style)

3 comments:

JoniB said...

I like the formating as is - like it is rolling downhill and gathering speed and volume.

Joanna said...

It's great as it is - and a wonderful self-description

Joanna

Sarah Salway said...

Oh dear, I see it looks as if I've said that was by me. Which it wasn't. As punishment I'm going to go and sit in a dark room and make snowballs. Sorry.