Playing Games for an assignment was definitely not something I expected in Grad school, but I did it with a smile 🙂
I decided to try some Blackout Poetry. I have heard of it a few times before and it always seemed quite interesting. English teachers that I work with have their students try it in class and it always seems to be a hit. I used a page from a love story and blacked out the lovey context and searched for a bit deeper of a meaning. While I was blacking out words and sentences it felt like I was truly making something completely new and all my own. Writing a poem from scratch can be intimidating as you stare at a blank page, using someone else’s words and changing them to make your own was was less daunting.
I must say, seeing the words disappear under the black marker was thrilling. I never think of myself as a very creative person, but today I was 🙂 Enjoy!