Blog Assignment #3 Exquisite Poem….Call For Action…

1 Mar

Exquisite Corpse (Cadavre Exquis) is a poetry form and art developed in the 1920s among Surrealists. It is used as a visual but primarily written form. The concept was thought to have originally developed from a parlor game called Consequences, or formed by a similar means.

Call For Action

Drawing inspiration from the song “Words I Never Said ” by Lupe Fiasco and the student film by Anne Zhou on Occupy CUNY (we saw/heard in lab Monday ) readings, the film “Soldiers without Swords” create a poem surrounding the idea of “A Call For Action” (ie..freedom fighters.). So how this works is each student will contribute (post) just one line to the poem. The poem will build has each person creates one line.Whomever is the first to post starts off the poem. There are roughly about 30 of you combining both sections of you so this will be a relatively lengthy poem. We will take a  5 minutes to record each of you reciting a line from the poem Monday. I will post our audio file on the blog next week.

Lupe Fiasco

Occupy CUNY Student (Film Student)

Posts are due Sunday March 4, 2012 at 2:00pm. There are absolutely NO exceptions.


19 Responses to “Blog Assignment #3 Exquisite Poem….Call For Action…”

  1. andreeres March 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    “Call for Action”

    Lost and found are our treasures,
    Given, stolen are these rights in small measures

  2. yarunlin March 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    word is a rapier,
    pen use to open a locker.

  3. Emma Nutter March 1, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

    but why is it that we have to fight,
    for the privileges we once called our rights?

  4. mayashor March 1, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    words never spoken and thoughts never spread,
    lead men to wallow in sorrow and dread.

  5. Nessa March 2, 2012 at 3:31 am #

    But from ashes of defeat by vultures we spring forth,
    to claim this land that has also been ours since its birth.

  6. katie daugerte March 3, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    people unite to secure our liberty,
    to regain what is ours in its entirety.

  7. hdornblum182 March 3, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    if you will not hear what we have to say
    we still will not go, rather, we’ll stay

  8. saarruhh March 3, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    Wherever we go and whatever we find it doesn’t even matter compared to the time.

  9. Halima Haider March 4, 2012 at 12:50 am #

    Fear is lucifer in disguise. He robs us of our true emotions, as we surrender to our pride.

  10. Shauna-Kaye March 4, 2012 at 2:45 am #

    We must ban together, thoughts no longer concealed

  11. jessandrews92 March 4, 2012 at 2:53 am #

    Life is a story book written with lies,
    As we fear to share we show them that we fear to care.

  12. minttruffles March 4, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    Our silent screams are a reflection of our struggle,
    Our shattered dreams are the thorns that cripple.

  13. marissa kaufmann March 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    stop and take a breath but the air is polluted
    the ideal of what life is greatly diluted

  14. lyndsiv March 4, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    No longer shall we remain mute
    This is our time, speak out loud, speak out truth.

  15. danstuckey March 4, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    Emotions and anger, disputing with rage
    I’ll be damned if I ever take minimum wage

  16. taracelis91 March 4, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    We all have voices, we all have a tongue
    The time for change has just begun.

  17. Olga P March 4, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    No way we tell you everything by saying nothing.
    Today we make this worth our time.

  18. mikejdoherty March 4, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    of all the colors in between, the natural hue of earth is green.

  19. allisonw1986 March 4, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    Beyond the wall of sleep exists the truth we all seek.

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