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.
At the very end of his long effort measured by skyless space and time without depth, the purpose is achieved.
In found poetry, we look at a completed piece of writing and ask “what can we do with this”? We find a new subject, a new use for old language, another shape for human experience. We start over.
In honor of the 100th birthday of Albert Camus, we ask you to write poems from The Myth of Sisyphus (from The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Albert Camus). Create an erasure poem by blacking out/erasing most of the text (in order) and leaving behind the text of your poem. As always, please share your efforts in the comments. And then of course, start again.