Saturday, August 30, 2008

Copy Cat--At bat: Bad Cat Copying

Assignment: "Write a poem in imitation of [Jesse Seldess]'s style."

I have done so . . . as best I can. The poem is in two parts. Reader beware.


~1~
OUT OF PACE

Who you have continually overheard
Break off your edges
You fall
In decorous new stares
And hear ring
From inside lethargy and crawl
The widest known expanses
For you
Too small for you hearing
Enter incredible landscapes
Plunge by


~2~
OUT OF PACE

Plunge by and
Enter incredible
Too small for you hearing

You fall

Fall hearing landscapes
and land scraping

and fall



Plunge by
plunging in
incredible landscapes

In credible lands capes
Too small for you

Hearing

lands scrape





You plunge in

Lunge in for you
Dungeon for you
This scraped landscape
Small

All too for you
small

For you


You
You enter
From inside lethargy and
you

Inter in
Credible landscapes
all
Too small for your hearing

For you
Plunge bye by your

Incredible landscapes

Too small for your hearing


You hear ring
More credible landscapes
More incredible landscapes
Unscraped by credulous hands

Your lands

Credible lands wear
Decorous rings
Where rings wear
No things
Known things
And where hearing


you are


Where
The widest known expanse is
the land is
where edge is
Where

the widest known expanse is

For you
Plunge by in
Your land hearing
Hearing you withstand your
Credible landscapes

Lands shape
Your hearing

shape
escape


your credible landscapes

From inside lethargy you crawl
From inside lethargy
The widest known expanses
Expanded is
For your hearing


stare
Small was
Hearing from inside lethargy
You crawl stare
And stand out

To stand out you crawl
From inside lethargy and crawl out
the widest known expanse

Here
Ring here your hearing
You

You hear
From inside lethargy
The ring

Decorousness stares

New stares
News stares
At decorous ringing and lethargy

Hearing nothing
Of stairs

Inside lethargy
You fall
New stairs

Upward

New tears
From inside lethargy
You crawl
hear tares lethargically ringing

In

Wringing in

Indecorously
You fall indecorously

New stairs stare wringing
Ring and fall indecorously

Break off your edges


ledges

ledges and new breaks and hedges
Break from inside falling
You hear

And you

You stare incredible

new

And fall
ledges
and land edges

though scraping
plunge through
and plunge in


Inter the credible
The known weddable
In dungeon in
Able

To plunge
New edges for your spaces
Pace incredible places

And faces

Lands and faces
Landscapes of unweddable edges



You fall
Crawl hearing lethargical

Ly


Plunge by