Day 142 of 365, 20 October 2016


Prompt: newspaper cut-out/black out.

I’ve seen a lot of black out poems, but never tried one. Hats off to those who do it more often, it’s pretty challenging. I felt particularly constrained by the cup thing, rather than the ability to free-wheel, which is probably where black-out technique can be more successful and enjoyable. Naturally occurring text ‘cups’ are hard to find.

Who are the guys? Well, these confident young men were from a Vodafone advert in the Evening Standard, which is a. truly. horrible. newspaper; however free copies are abundant.

The Standard has gained George Osbourne as an editor, so that’s obviously fantastic. <caution overseas readers, contains sarcasm>.