Zelda's Inferno exercise: poetry obstacle course.

Posted on: Sun, 04/10/2011 - 20:50 By: Tom Swiss

Zelda's Inferno exercise: poetry obstacle course. This is a series of unconnected lines (at least, not deliberately connected), each with a subject and an action.

seedlings poking up out of the potting soil
homeless guy in a Planet Hollywood jacket walking down the street
computer seeking out a radio signal
fire burning in the night
crumpled napkin holds its shape
cigarette slowly turns into smoke and ash and cancer
a man a two women walk down the street together
a running dog tears up the back yard
breakfast sits on the plate, waiting for you
the beard makes the man
ink absorbs some wavelengths of light and reflects others
lungs exchange oxygen and CO2
after days of rain, the harbor smells of garbage
roses dry out and turn brown
books hold their words fresh for decades