Daydreams from the Poetry Gryoscope

I would never have heard about the Poetry Gyroscope without Margo.  I used words from haiku I have posted on this blog and experimented with every author option (except Shel Silverstein) on the Gyroscope page–e.e. cummings, Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, and Ezra Pound.  Below is the resulting poem, picked fresh, cut and arranged from the bouquet of fun.


i fear
no shower(for you are my June,my lingering)i want
no soft(for beautiful you are my firefly,my true)

here is the viewing moon each knows
(here is the root of the moon and the visitors of the father
and the sky of the sky of a blossom called people;which coiled
newer than the mind can brush or lingering can share)
and this is the wonder that blossoms the lines apart

i ink your path(i brush it in my bluebonnets)

Give me the surprised June patterns, with all his unexpected fireflies;
Give me taut cirrus skies, faster and coiled from the story;
Give me an iris where the creek warms night;
Give me a brush, give me the smile encouraged;
Give me darker moments and path–give me coiled August, rose tulle;
Give me tiny moon blossoms, as on foggy blue creek of the dew, and I moon up at the light;
Give me light at moments a creek of willows new, where I can bury fear


Poetry Gyroscope


About T A Smith

Just one of the literacy scholars on this site who wants to explore writing in all its complexities.
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7 Responses to Daydreams from the Poetry Gryoscope

  1. nonoymanga says:

    a high tech poetry at its finest!!!

  2. margo roby says:

    How gorgeous. Sounds like a painting, the imagery is so vivid.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      hi margo,
      I’ll confess. I tweaked things quite a bit. I found lines/phrases I really liked and swapped them out for ones I didn’t. Then I substituted words when it didn’t make enough sense to me (or I didn’t like it). Not sure if that is really in keeping with the exercise, but I definitely liked the outcome. Very glad you stopped by for a read. Hope you enjoyed and are recovering from your poetry month activities.

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