beneath the moped's lushes glutton
waking drifts behind closed fables
carbohydrate horseflies serenade
beneath flashing nest likelihood
coaxing drifts to steal the nil
Inspiration for this piece: As previously mentioned, over at dVerse Poets Pub they are exploring the merger of math and poetry. The particular form described is the most popular OULIPO (Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle); it is called N+7. You take an already existing piece and replace all nouns with the noun seven places away in a dictionary of your choosing (mine was a Merriam-Webster's Pocket Dictionary). Now, in my head this meant counting not every word and hoping the seventh was a noun (which may be what was supposed to be done), but rather finding the seventh noun that followed it (thus only counting a word if it was a noun). You are also not to use a word that has the same root...this for me occurred twice and interestingly enough in the same relative spot. The last word in each stanza. This meant in the first stanza (which ended with eyes) I could not only not use eyesores, but had to skip past all the eye--- into the F's. The second stanzas end of night would have been replaced with nightmare.
On selecting an original poem: Short and sweet...
crickets sing gently
beneath the moon's lushes glow
waking dreams behind closed eyes
car horns serenade
beneath flashing neon lights
coaxing dreams to steal the night