Blackout Poem

blackout-poem color  (Please click on this attachment…it looks MUCH better than the post)

My son shared blackout poems that his middle schoolers wrote and I thought I would try it. It looks much better in a word document than on this blog. To make a blackout poem, students picked a song and then they crossed out words they did not want in their poem. This is my first blackout poem.                                                  

                                                         “Today”

Today while the blossoms still cling to the vine,

I’ll taste your strawberries, I’ll drink your sweet wine.

A million tomorrows shall all pass away, ‘ere I forget all the joy that is mine, today.

I’ll be a dandy and I’ll be a rover, you’ll know who I am

by the songs that I sing.

I’ll feast at your table, I’ll sleep in your clover, who cares what tomorrow shall bring?

 

Today while the blossoms still cling to the vine,

I’ll taste your strawberries, I’ll drink your sweet wine.

A million tomorrows shall all pass away, ‘ere I forget all the joy that is mine, today.

I can’t be contented with yesterday’s glory, I can‘t live on promises winter to spring.

Today is my moment, and now is my story, I’ll laugh and I’ll cry and I’ll sing.

 

Today while the blossoms still cling to the vine,

I’ll taste your strawberries, I’ll drink your sweet wine.

A million tomorrows shall all pass away, ‘ere I forget all the joy that is mine, today.

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Blackout Poem

  1. I love this idea! It could lead to much discussion about meaning and intent. This is a song that I have sung to my daughters since infancy and now my daughter is singing it to her 4-month-old son.

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