ZineWriMo Day 20 – Make a Zine – Blackout Poetry

Hello zine friends, and hello weekend. Unless it’s not your weekend. If so, hello Saturday! After missing the last make a zine day, I was excited to get into things today and extra excited because I like blackout poetry.

Make a Zine – Blackout Poetry

If you’re not familiar, blackout poetry is taking an existing piece of text – usually from a book or a newspaper – and redacting or blacking out some of the words to create your own poetry.

I decided to create a poem out of one of my favourite quotes from Washington Irving.

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.”

― Washington Irving

I want to poke away at how it looks, but I was actually pleasantly surprised at how the poem turned out. I was worried that something so short wouldn’t bring about something I liked, but I was so happy to be wrong. I quite like it.

Did you make a zine today? Did you try some blackout poetry?

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Stop by and say hello to other participants:

*Hadass
*Gettsr
*A Peaceful Homemaker
*Echo Publishing
*Warglitter
*KT Mayflower
*r28 Zines
*Caroline

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