Wednesday, December 8, 2010


is embedded in any journey,

has safely brought us
to this day.

. . . . . . . .

The OED word of the day for the erasure poem | commentary is 'beginning.'


Richard (RCH) and Maria Harris (MEH) said...

Please explain again for us the meaning of the OED word of the day... erasure poem, and how you play--RCH

alkiart said...

Erasure poetry is created by taking an existing piece of text (in this case, from the Oxford English Dictionary's "word of the day" definition/etymology at and deleting/erasing words from it until you end up with something completely new. I leave the fonts, punctuation, etc. unchanged, so that's why some are a little strange.

I was taught this technique by Jen Bervin, a NY poet.