Awl Rites Reversed – dVerse Meeting the Bar

This week’s dVerse prompt was a real head-scratcher to start off with for me – the mysteries of more experimental poetry (flarfing, anyone?!) almost beat me into submission. But hey! I don’t give up that easily.

I would like to thank the guy who sat next to me on the train for leaving a copy of the free magazine ‘ShortList’ on his seat (along with the Evening Standard, an empty bottle and a crisp packet), because it provided the perfect tool with which to craft my random word assortment below.

I chose each right hand page and circled one phrase that caught my eye, no thinking involved. It’s experimental, it makes no sense and yet creative in a non-writing way! Such fun!

Please visit the other experimental types who have taken on the challenge – the Mister Linky tool on the dVerse post will take you there. Enjoy the ride!

 

– Awl Rites Reversed –

YOU CAN ALSO FIND US HERE

The men that strut around like peacocks

ONLINE/INSTORE

GIRAFFES ON HORSEBACK SALADS (1937)

Can’t wait for the helloweekend

ARCADE FIRE

‘DAY OF THE DEAD’ TEQUILAS

HAIL THE UNKNOWN KING OF COMEDY

>Ford SYNC with Voice Control

ORIGAMI HELMET

WHY JUDGING THINGS IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF LIFE

To watch the social

The Sixties’ Mayfair set

White-black-syrup-coloured

Making life that little bit more interesting

TRUE BRITISH CHARACTER

Become a Graphic Designer

Coffee pioneer

Combat daily face torture

On DVD & Blu-ray

The world’s toughest job interview

Now this is football

The Black Hole is Hardcore 5150

VIGILANCE NOT VIGILANTISM

Or prison?

The Acceptable Goatee

You need 10-20 percent more water

I’ve seen the future

Now’s Your Chance

 

28 thoughts on “Awl Rites Reversed – dVerse Meeting the Bar

  1. GIRAFFES ON HORSEBACK SALADS … haha… how cool is that… i’m glad you gave it a try…and yeah i agree.. it is much fun.. and it also makes us look at things with fresh eyes… love the origami helmet as well…

  2. The men that strut around like peacocks
    ONLINE/INSTORE

    Very entertaining phrase combinations, good eye to pick up these evocative phrases! Nicely done!

  3. Wow – Susan said it too – this is some found poem found under co-incidental circumstances – words take on resonance, change meanings, look different, images transform – the helmet like Hermes’ own flies away with your head after your folded it from the magazine on the seat so that it would fit your head. How cool is that!?

  4. Hahaha, this was a laugh and a half. I’m so happy to hear that you decided to try it out and enjoyed the process. One of the great things this piece did for me on a conceptual level was make me appreciate how much my brain filters noise to create meaning and how much fun random association can be as a counterpoint. Thanks for joining us!

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