They have put Katie in the basement at work. X x x x x x
Crikey. Have you got any fingernails left? Xxx
She is an adult, and, unlike you, probably has a sex life.
Otherwise I’m fine. Just a bit sore and itchy.
Bloody squirrel has dismantled my nut fort!
Just to clarify we don’t go out so don’t get any ideas
Have put chainsaw and cable indoors out of rain.
Told him to stick it and found a Chinese
Running late but on my way now
I am never without monkeys.
dental appointment with Mr Chan at 08:10 on 17/05/16
An amalgam of infinite, unique, essential particles.
To accompany monkeys is my purpose in life.
(inside of tomato puree tubes are gold)
‘URGENT’ is the ninth poem in the Mixed Messages series. As with all the other poems so far it has been created as a found poem from the messages that were sent in by the public. The messages used in ‘URGENT’ were responses to the Twitter request to send us a random text message from your phone – very random they were too! To see other Mixed Messages poems click here.
This poem, like all the others in the Mixed Messages project was created using found text contributed by the public in voicemails, texts, emails and tweets. If you missed the earlier poems in the series, you can catch up here.
The velvet lawn of sky, is daisied over with stars,
I can only navigate without a map, taking routes
into unknown terrain, on clandestine wings,
hoping that words
are enough to bind us together.
I could dig into the subtext of all these words unsaid
I could find clarity.
*We’re not sure if our messager was knowingly inspired by Neruda or if it was a happy coincidence but ‘alas clandestinas’ (‘clandestine wings’) feature in ‘Aqui termini’. ‘Acqui termini’ is part of Canto XV of Pablo Neruda’s Canto General (Ediciones Catedra S.A., 1990).
At Mixed Messages we’re celebrating the 2016 National Poetry Daytheme of Messages by using texts, emails, tweets and voicemails sent in by members of the public to create found poetry. Catch up on our earlier poems here.
you managed to direct my bus pass into the coin box.
2pm: you made me misfire
when I tried to talk to a colleague who has been avoiding me.
5pm: You have exhausted me.
I’m weak now, all because of you and your daily friends.
You made me realise
I still have one more working day to go.
Thank you, Thursday, I hope you feel good about yourself.
This is the seventh poem in the Mixed Messages project. Mixed Messages aims to say it with a poem by using texts, emails, tweets and voicemails sent in by members of the public to create found poetry in celebration of National Poetry 2016. Catch up on our earlier poems here.
Mixed Messages is a project which celebrates the 2016 National Poetry Day theme of Messages by using texts, emails, tweets and voicemails sent in by members of the public to create found poetry. Catch up on our earlier poems here.
‘Sorry, sorrier still’ is the fifth poem in the Mixed Messages sequence. In May and June we put a call out for the texts, voicemails, tweets and emails that people had wanted to send but for some reason hadn’t. The resulting poems have been ‘found’ in the phrases of the messages that were sent in. If you missed the first four poems, why not catch up here.