If you've been following me for a little longer, or have read some of the earlier posts, you might have seen me do this challenge a couple times before. After reading Ariel by Sylvia Plath I got curious, would it make a difference if I used a book of poetry for this challenge? I decided to look up my favourites from the collection, took their first lines and rearranged them into a new poem. Looking back, I don't think it really made a that much of a difference, but it was fun to do.
Here are the first lines, along with the title of the poem the came from:
The hills step off into whiteness. (Sheep in Fog)
Stasis in darkness. (Ariel)
This is the light of the mind, cold and planetary (The Moon and the Yew Tree)
Love, the world (Letter in November)
I ordered this, this clean wood box (The Arrival of the Bee Box)
By the roots of my hair some god got hold of me (The Hanging Man)
I wrote them down, cut them up & rearranged (some of them) them into the poem.
as you might notice, I have used the word 'gold' in my poem, but it isn't in any of the first lines. Only after typing this all up I realised I accidentally wrote down 'gold' instead of 'god' on the cut op lines. So yeah, I made a small mistake, but I'm not changing or re-doing the poem as I still used the words that where given to me (although one of them by mistake), I did not add extra words etc. to make a better poem. Sure it would have been different with the word 'god' instead of 'gold', but it's not like I made it up to make it easier on myself.
world of whiteness
my love, cold darkness
gold light into the hills
some hair got in
hold me off
thi smind ordered by the box