55. Disquottet

The Disquottet. It’s a poetic form I made up. Basically, you take any one famous quotation (or any quotation you like) and you construct a poem using only the words in said quotation, presenting it in the same sequence, repeating as many times as desired. You are not allowed to add punctuation marks not present in the original quote, but you are allowed to cut them up in whatever manner you like.

“Disquottet” comes from “dis-” (as “apart” or “away”) and “quote.” Or in other words, cutting up a quotation.

Below, I quote Richard Feynman: “Poets do not write to be understood.”

Poets do not write to be understood.

Poets do not write
To be understood.

Poets do
Not write
To be understood.

Poets do not
Write to be
Understood.

Poets
Do not write
To be
Understood.

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