Gwnewch y pethau bychain

Poetic Construction Zone

So I saw this bit in agrumer‘s journal, suggesting that a person take a random line from each of the last 50 non-private/screened entries on your friends list and arrange them into a poem.

I quickly abandoned the original rules — there’s a lot of fluff on my friends list that doesn’t lend itself well to the idea. But I did find 20 lines scrolling through that made a nifty sort of sense, so I thought I would post it here rather than abandon it all.


I’ve become pretty good at guarding my heart,
But all of that is beside the point, I guess.
As you can see, I am not making much sense;
That said, I think I need to spend some time writing.

I had meant to write lots of things yesterday —
I might make more sense the following day.
This weekend I did nothing.
Today, I’m probably just hanging out at home.

You have nothing better to do with your time?
I need to get work done before I can sleep for the night
But I am left with one question:
Do you see wave-patterns every time you close your eyes?

It was quite cold last night,
and skim ice formed in the wheelbarrow outside.
Now i want to paint my walls silver.
So that’ll be fun.

Tomorrow, a quiet day ideally intended for reflection
but if I am honest with myself probably mostly spent asleep,
I pray that You find yourself within yourself;
Today I’m going to try writing instead.


The ABC Meme (Reprise)



  1. OK, this was very cool. 🙂


  2. Nice! That’s the best I’ve ever seen that done.

  3. Very nice indeed! 🙂

  4. That sure worked. Did it come fairly easily?

    • Well, I quickly abandoned the idea that I had to take a line from each post. What I did was read backwards through my friends list, and whenever I came across a line that seemed to follow the last line I had plucked, I grabbed it. I took no more than one line from each post (though a couple of long ones because two lines of the poem), but I took no lines from a great number.

      It was more of a sort of zen writing exercise — it wrote itself. I just assembled it as it suggested itself to me. Neat exercise though.

  5. Very cool; thank you! *hug* -H…

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