An interesting contemporary form of making poetry is to take a page of text from a source (say, an out-of-print book, for example), and carefully select some of the words to make a new poem or story. The remaining words are crossed out, painted over, or covered with collages.
This is a simple attempt of mine, prompted by an online contest through the website Numero Cinq.
The original text is a page from a how-to manual on sword-fighting. After my changes, the remaining text says something about persistence, and could be applied to sword-fighting, the writing craft, a relationship, or anything you have to set your mind to and work at, despite the feeling that you’re hitting a wall.
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Parry the Wall