Issue 1 Exquisite Corpse Collaborative Poem Project

Tender Spoon the Shout Ordinary Windfall Toughtitty Cityscape DaCapo
by William Doreski, John Michael Flynn, Kathryn Hujda, Heikki Huotari, Allan Kaplan, Graam Liu, John Lowther, Mark J. Mitchell and Richard King Perkins II

Heretics of darkness surge into the verdict of a renaissance gleam
parallels and pigeons crash in treetops.
Sun rises, sets. It’s all the same
shots rang out so tech is done.
She says rising from sleep that these aren’t her socks either.
On a cold and sunny morning anything is possible including crows.
Born to die Earth wakes up unhappy
exercise machines prey behind frosted glass like French nuns.
The end is beginning but meaning is in-between…in bed.

Note: This is a different version of an exquisite corpse with no restrictions. Each poet contributed a word for the title and a line for the poem. Everything will be organized according to whoever responded first. The resulting poem can be a little chaotic, since each poet does not know what has been written or what will be written. 

  • Richard King Perkins II

    I like the idea of the exquisite corpse. I redesigned the one above just to see what it might be like.

    Shout the Tender Windfall Cityscape (Ordinary Spoon/Toughtitty
    DeCapo)

    by William Doreski, John Michael Flynn, Kathryn Hujda, Heikki Huotari,
    Allan Kaplan, Graam Liu, John Lowther, Mark J. Mitchell and Richard King
    Perkins II

    On a
    cold and sunny morning anything is possible –

    Earth
    wakes up unhappy,

    heretics
    of darkness surge into the verdict of a renaissance gleam

    parallels and pigeons crash in treetops including crows.

    Sun rises, sets. It’s all the same

    she says, rising from sleep, born to die.

    Like French nuns, the end is beginning

    but
    meaning that these aren’t her socks
    either.

    In
    bed,

    exercise machines rang out so tech is done.

    Frosted
    glass is in-between…

    shots behind prey.