Yuletide Greetings (Cut Up Poem)
Posted by rachelcreative on December 3, 2008
“Why didn’t they ask you back?”
You’ll wish you didn’t ask
To give references
With letters in hand
Guarantee arrival by
The satisfaction of thinking
That Scrooge has
One of the best things
Going home with me
Back to bed
This poem is a cut-up from searching on clusty the search engine.
It started with the title, where a phrase was taken from the search results to make line 1 of the poem. Then line 1 was used as the search term to find another phrase from those results to make line 2. And so on. Then each line was cut down further.
One of the lines even comes from Dicken’s Christmas Carol – how serendipitous!