Page 45, Explanation of One Woman’s Love Life—Cento

As quickly as her tears seem to fade. Mary hummed.
Dug with her stick.
What else did Fidno get wrong, before we move on?
The woman was beloved in her hometown
a landlocked hamlet where she had lived
For many years. In drifts of sleep I came upon you
buried to your waist in snow.

Photo courtesy of F.Sheilds.

Photo courtesy of F.Sheilds.

James Evans. Dinner with my Pushy Italian Grandmother.
Hilary Mantel, Comma.
N. Farah, Crossbones.
Dave Eggers, Woman, Foghorn.
Seamus Heaney, The Rescue.

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4 thoughts on “Page 45, Explanation of One Woman’s Love Life—Cento

    • Thanks Charles. Perhaps you’d like to try the same exercise. Grab the nearest book, open at p.45. Write the first line. Repeat with four more books. Use the same title. Or, if the resulting text doesn’t quite fit. The title can be p.45 and whatever floats to mind.

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