Continuing my Sunday visual poetry, I’m abandoning my magnets for a new overlay idea that goes well with today’s homograph “combine.”
As you have probably noticed, I like to unite prompts for a common purpose; many prompts join forces to create one poem. I join many ideas into a close union, creating a new whole. But how will I simultaneously cut, thresh, and clean those ideas with my mental combine harvester; evaluate my prospective players, and which combine will use my results to create a self-serving monopoly (That last cabal-style definition of combine is unusual to me. I’ll have to look into it)?
Today’s new technique was inspired by yesterday’s search into Vispo, short for visual poetry. A description of a book mentioned transparencies which made me think about how I take a picture of my collages then more pictures after adding words. With transparencies, I could create this additive process over and over.
When I started my Words on the World project, I ordered two different thicknesses of colored Sharpies and a large amount of clear plastic sleeves to cut the filters from. Cutting open the sleeves creates pages for layers of transparencies. I printed out some of last week’s photos and tried it out.
For today’s poem, I took a look at my WordPress reader and found:
Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #258 is “Impromptu” and to write a poem (or piece of prose) in exactly 48 words.
Pensitivity101’s Three Things Challenge #957 is TROUBLE, FLIGHT, TICKET.
Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) is “heat.”
At the Poet Combine
This impromptu combination of light and words
I dream will take flight
layered to create heat
the heated air lifting
or get me into trouble
this brave trust
punch my ticket
above the troubles
to the improv
cut, threshed, and cleaned
to a shiny core of deeper meaning