Thursday, June 21, 2012

Playing with a Pantoum again

I took a number of lines from Tweets (on Twitter - Tweeters can be surprisingly poetic) and shuffled them around into a Pantoum until I was (fairly) happy.  And then just for fun used the same lines in a slightly more extended poem. 


Meaning?  Up to you, the reader...



Twitter Pantoum 

Kids today are less moronic
Not all heroes enjoy the role
Once the term is activated                                                
Kind words can be short and easy.

Not all heroes enjoy the role
He can only be taken away if he wants to be stolen
Kind words can be short and easy
Buying an island he does it with style.

He can only be taken away if he wants to be stolen
Would someone mind slowing down the world?
Buying an island he does it with style
The roadmap reveals new handsets.

Would someone mind slowing down the world?
Night store heater stores heat overnight
The roadmap reveals new handsets
More fun than you can shake a false eyelash at.

Night store heater stores heat overnight
More fun than you can shake a false eyelash at
Watching pretty little liars like myself.

The bridesmaids’ dresses are equally ugly
Kind words can be short and easy
Watching pretty little liars like myself
Kids today are less moronic.

And another approach, not in the Pantoum style:

Kids today are less moronic
From the time they’re embryonic
Once the term is activated                                                
Fires of life initiated
They can only be taken away if they want to be stolen.

Not all heroes enjoy the role
Some prefer being on the dole,
Kind words can be short and easy
Some kind words are sick and queasy
More fun than you can shake a false eyelash at.

Night store heater stores heat overnight
If they don’t we’ve a morning cold fright
The roadmap reveals new handsets
The broadband reveals new bandwidths
Would someone mind slowing down the world?

Buying an island he does it with style
Buying islands bores after a while,
The bridesmaids’ dresses are equally ugly
The bride, however, is very snugly
Watching pretty little liars like myself
It’s not surprising I’ve been left on the shelf.  

For another example of 'found' phrases check here. 
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