OULIPOST POEM 13: Mug, mug…arms

Today’s prompt from the Found Poetry Review’s Oulipost Project: Epithalamium!

“An Oulipian epithalamium, or marriage song, is one composed exclusively with the letters of the names of bride and groom (bride and bride, groom and groom, etc). Visit the engagement or wedding announcements section of your newspaper and select a couple. Write a poem using only words that can be made with the letters in their name..”

I used the names Margie and Susan, from today’s New York Times’ Wedding/Celebrations section.  And felt it was only fitting to make it a love poem.

Mug, mug…arms

Geraniums in
margins. Rains
sung me. Mug,
mug, ears,


Geraniums rise
in rain.

Smug sun
is mine.


Radomsky, Rosalie R. “The Complete Package.” The New York Timeshttp://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/13/fashion/weddings/the-complete-package.html?ref=weddings&_r=0

This entry was published on April 13, 2014 at 6:58 pm. It’s filed under Oulipost, Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “OULIPOST POEM 13: Mug, mug…arms

  1. I almost used them, too, Maribeth! If I ever get my darn thing written, I decided to go with the two people who met as undergrads at Syracuse. Fun to see someone else using the same source text.

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