how hard to omit a typographical symbol
that occurs most of all typographical symbols?
I wish to construct a composition
that avoids handling of that particular
sign of our ABCs, but I am finding that
it is awfully hard to do so.
To accomplish this task
I am finding that I must constantly consult
a glossary of synonyms
but still a strong pull stays with this
author of stanzas to fashion a word
that is taboo within this composition.
How can I avoid handling of this particular
symbol? It surrounds us in all works that I
Do you know
what I am talking about?
this poem was written using a poetic device know as Oulipo. More specifically within Oulipo, I used the sub-technique of Lipogram which is a constraint in which at least one letter is not used in the poem. The title should be a clue as to which letter I have chosen to omit. Written for Anna’s prompt at dVerse.