OULIPOST POEM 27: A nearby residential street

Today’s prompt from the Found Poetry Review’s Oulipost Project: Irrational Sonnet.

Create a 14-line sonnet sourced from lines from your newspaper that is divided according to the first five digits of the irrational number pi – that is, into stanzas of 3, 1, 4, 1 and 5 lines. As with the preceding sonnet assignment (see April 14) you may interpret ‘sonnet’ as formally or as loosely as you wish.

Well, I went pretty loose with this irrational sonnet.  I was working on a “rhyme scheme,” but, I abandoned that, too.  I’ve been finding some pretty rad source articles and today’s was especially so, titled, “Sheep escape shearing event…”  The sheep are unharmed.  I’m not sure if they are unsheared, though.

A nearby residential street

Lisa Jennings didn’t want a haircut to-
day. Patrick Grady went for a run.
Dr. Scott returned to

the plantation un-

harmed. Lisa Jennings found a hole
in the corner and that was the end of it.
Patrick Grady nabbed the help of local
police before

the demonstration.

Dr. Scott and two
others followed to
safety. (Sheep.)
“We assisted the museum’s
director and that was it.”

Sources:

O’Neill, Erin. “Sheep escape shearing event in Clark; police help nab runaway livestock.” The Star-Ledger (via NJ.com). 27 Apr 2014. http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2014/04/sheep_clark_escape.html#incart_river

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