Open 44: Oulipo a la Eunoia


Christian Bok, in his book of poetry, Eunoia, dedicates a section of his long poem to each vowel. In each segment, Bok uses only that vowel, as in the example below. For today's writing exercise, write a poem in which you use only one vowel.

Excerpt from ch i euonia by c bok


  1. Yikes, that looks tough!
    This is the best I came up with in about twenty minutes. Not going to win any prizes–but it’s great practice!
    Mad Jack, candy at hand,
    saw a rat and ran.
    A fast fall, and a dark cat–
    a fat pal–ran past.

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