“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The real measure of success is the number of experiments that can be crowded into 24 hours.” — Thomas Alva Edison
I decided to try little experiment with my morning pages – pages of ramblings suggested by Julia Cameron to get the guff out of your head to make way for creativity. A little light went on my head and asked “Why not get creative with the guff?”
Below is my first blackout poem. Play with this yourself. Tear a page from, the newspaper, junk mail catalogue, old book, whatever is at hand. Scan the section and circle words that have meaning for you. Then, take a black pen in hand and ‘blackout’ the uncircled words and paragraphs leaving behind your poem. It’s fun.