10 June: An Erasure Poem

He was indulging himself
to get rid of them.

To make every person
an open glass door.

He blushed
at the terrible temptation.

Image from WikiArt: by Matise, The Open Door. Public domain. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter. Text sourced from Jaws, by Benchley, Peter. Digital Jaws. Pub. Pan 70, 2017.

Definition: Erasure poetry, also known as blackout poetry, is a form of found poetry wherein a poet takes an existing text and erases, blacks out, or otherwise obscures a large portion of the text, creating a wholly new work from what remains. My method involved layers, changing the top layer’s opacity, and then erasing parts of that image to reveal text from the lower layer/page of text. All 30-days can be viewed on Tumblr at https://miskyb.tumblr.com .More info: https://poets.org/glossary/erasure

6 responses to “10 June: An Erasure Poem”

  1. Love these erasures – this one particularly – and such a great image.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks so much, Peter. I’m glad you enjoy them.


  2. love this so much, Misky!

    Liked by 1 person

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