Linda Joyce Contemplates

Spring is here. Let’s blossom together by creating a collage. A word collage called Cento.

Most people I meet tell me that they can’t write poetry. They may read it. A few even recite their favorites ones. What if I told you, there is poetry style created just for folks like you?

In the music world, it’s called sampling: taking an extract from one piece of music and mix it into something new. The PCM website has a detailed list of sampled songs. Here’s a few you might recognize:

“The Joker” by Steve Miller Band; “Angel” by Shaggy

“Edge of Seventeen” by Stevie Nicks; “Bottylicious” by Destiny’s Child

“Jack and Diane” by John Cougar Mellencamp; “I Think I’m in Love With You” by Jessica Simpson

“Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie; “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice

Now, take the idea of music sampling and apply it to poetry…

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