Monday, August 7, 2017
Erasure Poem: Bottles, Twigs, Cans and a Piano
I try to (occasionally) practice the erasure poem genre as described and demonstrated by Austin Kleon in his book Steal like an Artist. Here is my latest, prompted by an article in the New York Times, "Bottles, Twigs and Trash Cans (and Mozart)", by Anthony Tommasini, Music Review 8.5.17
It was an unusual sight,
the Hall crammed with a motley assortment
of corked wine bottles, four gleaming trash cans
and small piles of twigs.
The members began to snap the twigs
and dump them on the floor.
stretching of jumping rhythms
played by tapping
on a coffee table
as well as the outside
of a piano.