I have been absconding past few days from Nanopoblano. I can cite the reason as the festive season, but that would just an excuse. The real reason is perhaps I have been distracted, disinterested and did not sit down to write. I am going to try play catch up, or maybe I shall just write on any day I do find the inspiration and time. Either way, I am back, for today.
And since my muse is elsewhere occupied, I am taking inspiration from fellow Nanopoblano writer David Ellis from @toofulltowrite and going to attempt found poetry on a e.e.Cummings poem. Here is his found poetry and I enjoyed reading that one.
Here is the e.e.Cummings poem
“Since Feeling is First” by E.E. Cummings
since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;
wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world
my blood approves
and kisses are a better fate
lady i swear by all flowers. Don’t cry
—the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids’ flutter which says
we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life’s not a paragraph
and death i think is no parenthesis
And here is my attempt.
“Kiss, wholly” by Namratha Varadharajan
feeling never wholly. ‘Fool’.
blood kisses are fate
lady, don’t cry.
best laugh, leaning back in death.