Oulipost #5: Tautogram

Rise,
radioactive river!

Removed,
recent.

(Rapid removal)

-Radioactive-

Reimburse regional remove,
Radioactive,
River.

 

*****

 

Humans history.

Homo human has her human,
has half,
has — have — history.

Heretofore: history,
History: home.

Having her,
have hibernated hundreds,
has halfway,
(has)
have her–
her human history–
human history home.

Has hunting human,
(huge hinting)
Homo have harmony.

humbled.

horrified.

 
Sources (in order of appearance):
Hawthorne, Michael and Matthew Walberg. “$130M OK’d to clean up Chicago-area radioactive waste”. Chicago Tribune. 5 April 2014: 4.
Bentley, Chris. “A product of our own true nature:
‘The Sixth Extinction’ examines whether humans are causing the planet’s upheaval or are victims of their destiny”. Chicago Tribune. 5 April 2014: 13.

 
The prompt:
Compose a poem whose words — or at least the principal ones — all begin with the same letter. The words must be sourced from your newspaper.
http://www.foundpoetryreview.com/blog/oulipost-5-tautogram/

One thought on “Oulipost #5: Tautogram”

  1. Love the title “Rise, radioactive river!” ‘H’ seems like it would be a hard one to do. I like what you did with it, especially that first line.

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