An Old, Scratched, Blemished Poem [performance][experimental] Poem by R.K. Cowles

R.K. Cowles

hudson falls, new york

An Old, Scratched, Blemished Poem [performance][experimental]



A poem so aged
Momentarily wrinkled, smudged
A poem read so much
Trouble of translation of
An aged poem
Stored away
Finding unexpectedly
Not awhile back
Wonder if readable
Scratches over most_[skip]

Be renewed
Refreshed, touched u_[skip]
Cleanse
A poem so defected
Needs a re_[skip]
Many times
An aged poem
So worned out
Letters, words dimin_[skip]
A touch-up needed

To refresh each[skip]
To refresh each[skip]
To refresh each[skip]
To refresh each[skip]
To refresh each[skip]
[push ahead]

It is now_[skip]
Never[skip
Have a few id_[skip]
An aged lengthy poem
Which may be shor_[skip]

Not all can be[skip]
can be[skip]
can be[skip]
can be[skip]
can be[skip]
[push ahead]

Of_[skip]
But soo_skip]
Restored to a
new beginnings
New ideas
New verses
New refrain
New finale
A different approach
From the_[skip]

I imagine
Eliminating the scratches
Eliminating blemishes
Eliminating the warped spots
Unwrinkling this poem
Wipe out the smu_[skip]
It'll be able
To be more re_[skip]

Become a new poet
Taking me
Awhile to reconstruct
This mess
So complicated
It will be diff_[skip]
But my aim_[skip]
Restore something
thing[skip]
thing[skip]
thing[skip]
[push ahead]

It's almost been lost
But will be given
A new found insight
To this po_[skip]
_ving it a new pace
Give it a new purpose
Polish it for
New zealousness[skip]
'Ound insite to this po_[skip]


_ving it a new pace
Give it a new purpose
Polish it for
New zealousness[skip]
'Ound insite to this po_[skip]

_ving it a new pace
Give it a new purpose
Polish it for
New zealousness[skip]
'Ound insite to this po_[skip]

'Ving a it a new pace
give it a new pur_
[push ahead]

Flourishment[skip]
New[skip]
Into[skip]
New[skip]
Un_[skip]
This[skip
_ished[skip]
Kinks[skip]
At in_[skip]
No longer aged

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
This appears in my book 'The Hodgepodge of Poetized Morsels Parts 1 Through 5' on lulu.com in the Part 1 section.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Bonnie Lundgren 01 August 2011

Quite a unique poem. Your use of [skip] was effective, except that it grew slightly tiring after your near-excessive use. Sometimes I can tell which word the missing letters are taken from, sometimes not. The title is perfect, however. It really has an interesting sound and made me want to read the poem.

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R.K. Cowles

hudson falls, new york
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