Woman True is one of the 27 found poems I wrote during National Poetry Month (aka April), 2015, and posted to the PoMoSco site for Poetry Scout “badges.” It was derived by word subtraction by dice roll from John Donne’s Song: Go, and catch a falling star, and today happens to be Donne’s 444th birthday. Here’s the original poem in 17th century spelling:
A tip of my papal* biretta goes to Dave Bonta, proprietor of Via Nevatiga, who clued me in by posting this viddy on Facebook in honor of Donne’s birthday:
Note: In case anyone was wondering, I’ve posted both poems as .jpgs because the new WordPress interface is a piece of crap, worse than the old one, which was also a piece of crap, but one for which I had work-arounds. Getting the text editor to behave when posting poetry is sometimes more trouble than it’s worth.