When In Doubt, Write Poetry By Erasing Words

Diving back into the classics for more blackout poetry.

You’ll find my first two attempts here (Moby Dick – Herman Melville) and here (Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad)

I have taken the first page of a range of texts and used the tone and ideas to create something new.


from Frankenstein – Mary Shelley (click image to enlarge)


Who I Am

from The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald (click image to enlarge)


What Your Mind Has Made 

from The Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde (click image to enlarge)



A New Situation for Families

from Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy (click image to enlarge)







Like Ivy

from The Strange Case of Dr. Jeykll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson (click image to enlarge)


4 responses to “When In Doubt, Write Poetry By Erasing Words

  1. Wow! Beautiful idea, brings even more beauty to reading 🙂

  2. Never had a brainstorming idea like this one

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