Birds with Fish
right in with his birds
in which birding is his sight
singing in birds
this is his intrinsic birding,
I with bird —
still in mind,
in big vivid bits
light in light
30 blind fish
fish wind light
in his film
fish minds light
Brotman, Barbara. “Bird-watching with an expert: Author-illustrator turns trail guide for small band of enthusiasts”. Chicago Tribune. 11 April 2014: 4.
Hayes, John. “The truth behind trout eyesight”. Chicago Tribune digitalPLUS magazine. 11 April 2014: 14.
Lodge, Guy. “Brothers wrestle with death, angst”. Chicago Tribune. 11 April 2014: Arts + Entertainment, 4.
A univocalic text is one written with a single vowel. It is consequently a lipogram in all the other vowels. If he had been univocally minded, Hamlet might have exclaimed, “Be? Never be? Perplexed quest: seek the secret!” All words used must be sourced from your newspaper.
9 thoughts on “Oulipost #11: Univocalism”
Oh wow wow wow. This is spectacular. It was love at first bird for me.
Yes, this is super delicious! Very nice imagery “in big vivid bits” and “in his / kissing.” Mixing articles certainly allows for more variety. I usually use only one article in the interests of time. Thanks!
So lyrical! What a beautiful piece!
I’m so glad that Margo directed me to your Oulipost. Exquisite piece. I really love it.
I love this.
For me, it’s channelling E.E. Cummings…and beautifully so. 🙂
Wow, what an amazing compliment! Thank you. I love e.e.