This post is part of a series of weekly found poetry prompts. If you have an idea for a found poetry source, email Senior Poetry Editor Beth Ayer.
The text I chose for this week’s poetry prompt comes from Project Gutenberg (as source texts often do), but this one caught my attention with this transcriber’s note:
[Transcriber’s note: the illustrations in this book were originally black and white line drawings. They appear to have been colorized by a previous owner of the book.]
Indeed you’ll see, when you scroll through Sing a Song of Sixpence by Mary Holdsworth (1892), that the illustrations appear to be colored-over. And they’re lovely. This week, please erase the text of Sing a Song of Sixpence, and share the results.
A brand new sixpence fresh from the Mint! How it sparkled and glittered in the dancing sunlight! Such a treasure for a small girl to possess! But then, on the other hand, what a heavy responsibility!