Today's prompt from Michael Leong was much more general in tone than previous challenges; his basic instruction was 'all you need is to find a source text and invent a method of transforming, altering, or changing it'.
I chose three poems which are being studied by the KS4 students I support in school and extracted certain elements from each:
Morning Song by Sylvia Plath - nouns
Punishment by Seamus Heaney - verbs
What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov - adjectives
This is the result:
Exposed in the quiet light
I am become a statue, numbered in stone
Weeping at my bitter watch
As I drown beneath a sea of stars
I am the flame that burns moths
In revenge for a mother’s silence,
The betraying rose, reflected bones
Conniving at the darkened mirror
And my hand shakes, feeling for the bed
From which my shadow was dug
The charred museum
The ivory echo
That cast me among the elements.
A writer - I think that says it all.