Nothing But the Sun #AldousHuxley #AlbertCamus #dverseMTB

In their greasy overalls
the cautious tenderness

the low gurgling
out of the vestibule

there was nothing but the sun
“There’s a good fellow”

It shattered into little pieces
“Throw it all away”

Out of the corner of his eye
an angry murmur

behind a large rock

Laura is today’s host for dVerse’ Meet the Bar. Laura says:
• Choose TWO books of prose
• Pick ONE page from each
• Extract SHORT LINES from each page*
• ALTERNATE them to make a poem
• Use italics and plain font to differentiate the text sources
• Use one of the source lines or a combination as TITLE
Stick to these Guidelines:
–DO NOT ADD ANYTHING of your own to the lines
–You may use enjambment
–You could split the poem into stanzas
–CITE YOUR SOURCES with author, book title and page number

The italicized lines are taken from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (page 211)
and the regular font is taken from The Stranger by Albert Camus (page 55)

I’m curious to see how you all interpret this original channeled message from these provocative authors. I even made a video of it and posted to my YouTube channel and Instagram with the prompt explained. Hope you enjoy!!

Published by Tricia Sankey

Plays with words in her free time.

36 thoughts on “Nothing But the Sun #AldousHuxley #AlbertCamus #dverseMTB

  1. Wow Tricia. I love this mix of originality and playing off of already written lines. It has your beautiful writers voice entwined with old inspiration. Elegantly done, dear friend. Really enjoyed 🤍

  2. Oh my, this is spectacular work. Of course you’d do it justice. The new poetry that resulted is all you, Tricia. How I love it. So glad you tackled the prompt and shared this with me. Lovely. Bless you. xo

    1. Thanks for the prompt, Laura! One of these reasons I bought both books is their unique writing style, so it was fun to snag a bit of it on my blog in this poem. A fun process! 💝

  3. After reading it a few times, the story of Jesus meeting ordinary men that became his disciples and then beyond when he rose from the grave came to mind. I have no idea where that came from! Very interesting poem in any case. I like how you created art of it and shared it on YouTube.

    1. That’s pretty cool interpretation, Lisa! I’m still not sure what I think of the ending, but I like that it’s a kind of cliffhanger. I think of it like the sun fracturing and then the drama begins… 💃

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