Found Poem: Drop by Drop (Cento)

 

Patience is the women’s key to heaven

this beauty is of earth

ain’t no plastic here

*

it was in them eyes

that this story was floating

the part that has no rest, no sleep, no peace

*

didn’t know that each woman had cried

words out her eyes

*

my pride writes of the first time

soaked in words that have

nothing to do with anything

*

I know my ancestors are with me

how could we know

that our mothers

were before us?

*

(c) Mary Tang 鄧許文蘭 2015

I have been assured by Suheir Hammed who wrote those lines in her memoir, Drops Of This Story that it’s OK to arrange them into a poem. She was the one who explain this genre to me.  In fact she wrote:

your poem/found in words i wrote/remembered all that time ago i write them for you/for today/habibti/thank you/i’m honoured and miss you and am right now sending you love.  one  (signed) s

Thank you, Suheir.  Love, Mx

About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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10 Responses to Found Poem: Drop by Drop (Cento)

  1. All right – somewhat adequate :)

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  2. Is the poem above hers, or your rearrangement of it?

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  3. I’m not sure I know what’s going on here Mary. I can’t link what Suheir wrote with your poem above??

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