For NaPoWriMo prompt today
Erasure is required:
From famous work you chop away
To get effect desired.
Well, how about I try ‘The Brook’,
But how to get the timing?
I really want the thing to look
As though it is still rhyming.
I know! I’ll keep first verse intact,
Then skip through to the ending
To put the last one in; in fact
Thus rhyme needs no amending.
So: ‘… come from haunts of coot and hern,
I make a sudden sally
And sparkle out among the fern,
To bicker down a valley.’
(Eleven stanzas I leave out,
As ones that are not needed,
Until the last one comes about,
And, Yay! I have succeeded!)
‘And out again I curve and flow
To join the brimming river
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever.’
This isn’t what there was in mind?
You want new stuff created?
Well, really, this is most unkind,
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