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"Poetry is the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash." Leonard Cohen

Friday, April 11, 2014


Danny's mantra lacks
class  and was a part
Danny has a past
Danny can slap
and that's what
Danny's pasts
Danny has flaws
Danny had parts
Danny was at class
Danny was fast

Source: Edmonton Journal, Friday April 11, 2014 - Books, "A swimmer's dreams go adrift" - a review of Barracuda-written by Christos Tsiolkas and reviewed by Monique Polak...using only the vowel,  "a".

Born of nobody good
told from story
of von Gottorp
to book of Toronto
off of book of Moscow
only two months
two plots
from old
to now
How do cost do?
Who knows?

Source: Edmonton Journal, Friday April 11, 2014 - Books, "Historical soap opera deserves a second look" - an interview/review of Empress of the Night by Eva Stachniak by Ruth Myles...using only the vowel "o".

A univocalic text is one written with a single vowel. It is
consequently a lipogram in all the other vowels. If he had been
univocally minded, Hamlet might have exclaimed, “Be? Never be?
Perplexed quest: seek the secret!” All words used must be
sourced from your newspaper.

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