Oulipost 9: Headlines (Variation of Jean Queval’s “Cent On”)

I have one haiku and two just-for-fun scrambled headlines to offer you in this post.

 

Haiku:

Granite knows the heat.
Mountain coyotes call: “Trust us.”
Valley widows resist.

 

Scrambled headlines just for fun:

“Security flaw exposes lime crisis.  Milestone fashion continues.”

“Fireballs in the sky?  Arizona wizard hurdles curtain.”

 

SOURCE:

Multiple article headlines dated April 9 from the Arizona Republic website, http://www.azcentral.com

Two Granite Mountain widows seek added death benefits
Legislature to Arizona: trust us to protect abused kids
Valley restaurants weather lime crisis
Coyotes fall to the Blue Jackets in overtime
Coyotes’ Ekman-Larsson continues raising game with ‘big goal’
Video coordinator is wizard behind Arizona Diamondbacks’ challenge curtain
Mesa’s next mayor knows heat comes with job
Ariz. legislators don’t disclose gifts, resist change
Are you seeing fireballs in the sky? Here’s why 
Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords
Proposed West Valley casino faces many hurdles
EVIT program makes students good FIT for fashion jobs
Phoenix teens help MIM reach milestone   

  

PROMPT:

Compose a poem whose body is sourced from article headlines in your newspaper.  (See the Found Poetry Review for more responses.)

NOTES:

I cut and pasted a few dozen headlines from the Arizona Republic into notepad, then printed them out.  I sat down with scissors and cut out the most interesting words, then played with various arrangements of them.   I wanted something short, simple and elegant.  A haiku, say.  But when I couldn’t resist playing with the fireballs in the sky, or the lime crisis.  (Did you know there was a lime crisis? If you had the news turned on today, even briefly, you probably know all about it.  Even NPR covered it.  Interviews, economic analysis, global perspective, the works.)

 

 

 

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