eunice, moreover i, never saw a raccoon renaissance
since, nor a neon moon rise so serious no crow
can vie. eunice can mime
mosses or oozes, rear in a swarm-o-
uneasiness, even crane in a worm’s manner.
our zaniness moves enormous as viruses.
eunice was never a moose, a raven or a unicorn. i was.
we murmur our universes in unison.
This poem was written using the oulipian prisoner’s constraint. This constraint prohibits you from using letters with arms or tails (
b, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, p, q, t, or y).
The comic was an introductory attempt for me to start using constraints in my graphic-poems. Constraint produced comics are the hallmark of the OuBaPo. I felt the comics equivalent of the prisoner’s constraint would be to make a comic that did not have any portion of any character outside of the frame. This, however, did not prove very constraining and wasn’t a very difficult challenge. I’m still happy with the result but will have to attempt something more limiting in the future.
More on OuBaPo:
Drunken Boat – OuBaPo