QUILLFYRE’S #OULIPOST 5 TAUTOGRAM

Perec-300x300Today’s prompt is a short one, although not without its own measure of complexity!

 TAUTOGRAM:

Compose a poem whose words — or at least the principal ones — all begin with the same letter. The words must be sourced from your newspaper.

I again decided to split my poem, using 5 letters, one per stanza, to create a poem built of 5 tautograms.  The title?  Black Sabbath will appear in Ottawa on April 13, 2014, which just happens to be my birthday.

 

BLACK SABBATH BIRTHDAY BASH

1.

Birmingham band, British born Breed:
Butler, Brad, Bill. Broke boys,
bruises, bumps beers.
Black beyond big
built on British Beatles blues
and beyond.

2.

One original, Ozzy Osbourne.
Often out,
only one of Original,
often out.

3.

Surprising success.
Singer stuff started:
stage show, something simpler
strings, soul, slang.
Stones style.
Strangled, smashed stage so surprising.

4.

Police, pubs, parties,
pot, paranoid,
Play, playing, played.

5.

Rare rockers reunited,
rhythm, rock revived,
realize respect.

 

Black Sabbath on stage at Schleyerhalle in Stu...

Black Sabbath on stage at Schleyerhalle in Stuttgart, Germany. “Reunion Tour”. From left to right: Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Source:

  • Robb, Peter Black Sabbath keeps it simple, Ottawa Citizen print edition Apr. 5, 2014 (F1, F4)

And much thanks to the Oulipost Project and Found Poetry Review’s #Doug Luman, for his text tools which help so much to make these efforts possible .

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