OULIPOST POEM 25: eight Buddhas

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

Aka ‘line stretching.’ From your newspaper text, pick two sentences. Add a new sentence between the first two; then two sentences in the new intervals that have become available; and continue to add sentences until the passage has attained the length desired. The supplementary sentences must either enrich the existing narrative or create a new narrative continuity.

I don’t know how to introduce this one, so, I won’t.  That one article was…amazing.


eight Buddhas…now a swirl of colored sand

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Alarcon, Felix. “Cruise ship passenger caught with marijuana in underwear, cocaine in luggage.” The Jersey Journal (via NJ.com). 25 Apr 2014. http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/04/cruise_ship_passenger_caught_with_cocaine_and_marijuana.html#incart_m-rpt-1

McDonald, Terrance T. “Small boy mistakes Jersey City sand mandala for playground, destroys hours of work.” The Jersey Journal (via NJ.com). 25 Apr 2014. http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/04/small_boy_mistakes_jersey_city_sand_mandala_for_playground_destroys_hours_of_work.html#incart_m-rpt-1

Napoliello, Alex. “Hey, New Jersey, where’s your state pride?” NJ.com. 25 Apr 2014. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/04/hey_new_jersey_wheres_your_state_pride.html#incart_flyout_news

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One thought on “OULIPOST POEM 25: eight Buddhas

  1. Pingback: OULIPOST POEM 26: Beautiful Outlaw | Maribeth Theroux

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