The prompt: Write a cento that is a self-portrait, or anthology of your life, utilizing lines and fragments from your own work.
A cento is a poem made entirely of lines from other poems. The name comes from the Latin word meaning a cloak made out of patches. The cento differs from found poetry in that every line is taken from another poem, instead of just any borrowed material.
I only changed a few minor things (guiding to guided, advising to advise , *him to a me, changed one line break,)... that's all
|Lucian Freud - Reflection (Self-Portrait) |
Self-portraitby Sanjeev NaikI took a wrong turn and came hereour failures guided me furtherThe weight of wordsadvise me to go seek my calm in BrazilColors blend into whitea continuum of listless reassurances.No ink stains my fingers, I now only knowan unknown darknessIf it is the trees that have gone languida darkness envelopes me. I wake up...