4 February: Nutbush Erasure

erasure poem, illustration is Blitz Site by L.S. Lowry. Text of erasure is in the text block.
Layer 1: Nutbush lyrics Layer 2: Blitz Site by L.S. Lowry 1942

To Be Nutbushed

A church
in the clean city.

You go to church.
They call it little old limits.

Have a picnic ev’ry Sunday.
Saltpork and molasses.

They call it
a quiet town to watch.

Writen for Nope-Not-Pam’s “It’s All in the Title” prompt, which referred to the song Nutbush City Limits. I responded with an erasure poem using the song’s lyrics and an image by L.S. Lowry called “Blitzed Site” 1942. Poem ©Misky 2023 Shared on Twitter #itsallinthetitle #amwriting

9 responses to “4 February: Nutbush Erasure”

  1. Better than the song! 😃 No but seriously, I like what you’ve done. The repetition works beautifully.


    1. Thanks! Really, thanks so much. I thought the contrast of image made it more poignant.

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  2. This is SO good, Misky! ❤


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    1. Thank you! 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  3. That was great, I love how you did this.

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    1. Thank you. Erasure poetry is good fun.


      1. Nope, Not Pam avatar
        Nope, Not Pam

        It read so well, amazing

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  4. […] up, in case you missed it, Misky did a wonderful piece for nutbush city limits which you can read here, and feel free to join if you want, here’s how it […]

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  5. Excellent poem Misky 👍❤️

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