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Sunday, 7 April 2013

Text Book Poetry 1

I decided to have a go at found poetry, using text books as source material. This one has been adapted from page 254 of The Archaeology Course Book, by Grant, Gorin and Fleming (Routledge: Abingdon, 2005)

Serce Limani, Turkey. c. AD 1024
Pieces from the ends of the ship,
the broken and the raw glass
represent the process, the millions
of pieces. Rim sherds.

The keel was laid down, and planks bent.
Many hull planks cut from a single log
between the building of the wrecks

Scholars tell us there was conflict,
a cycle, ever-increasing.

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