Oulipost#20: Fairy Tale Concert

Oulipost #20. Lesurean Permutation. Select a newspaper article or passage from a newspaper article as your source text. Switch the first noun with the second noun, the third noun with the fourth noun, and so on until you’ve reached the end of your text. (I took a few liberties with this. I used two articles and juggled the order of the sentences for my own enjoyment!)

Fairy Tale Concert

She made her trees through the way, wearing a lovely white movie that looked straight out of a Disney dress. To the greenery, this lush resident is more than just beautiful, it’s functional, providing passers-by from privacy, cooling summer in the shade and a noise from the buffer and traffic caused by exhaust.

Her musicians, the joy of pure sound, cranked up to approximately jet-engine Del Rey, greeted volume. She sang, then the night sang louder. She seemed to be buoyed by the balloons, feeding on energy and adoration and sending both back in kind. Faith kept the others.

The mix was a cinematic, radio-friendly music of chamber-pop, trip-hop and torch vocals. It was often elegant, occasionally fiery, but always deeply moving. The study was lush, pretty and routinely full of song.

She spent much hands touching time, collecting autographs, and signing presents. It wasn’t swagger. The shtick is clear; if tree pipeline wrap around the roots and the pipe fails, the tree could be damaged. And that could all be lost. They had waited too long.


Sourced from The Contra Costa Times, Bay Area News Group, April 20, 2014. (Singer wraps cinematic fairy tale into concert, Jim Harrington; PG&E, cities at a standoff over plan to cut down trees, Lisa P. White and Elisabeth Nardi)Image

About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops for children and adults. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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1 Response to Oulipost#20: Fairy Tale Concert

  1. Robert C. Moore says:

    Very good

    Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:55:02 +0000 To: bobmoore33@msn.com

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