Altered Words – Dark Light

click to supersizeFrom Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Pg. 61

the scent of pale flowers in soft soil.
the dark aromatic light…
the trees…
utterly alone.


Do you own a copy of Lord of the Flies? What poem can you find inside? Share it in the comments!

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11 comments to Altered Words – Dark Light

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  • James Melzer  says:

    Another great one, Mary. Keep them coming 🙂

    • Mary  says:

      Finally, someone recognizes my genius! 😛

  • Katey  says:

    These are waaaaay too awesome.

    • Mary  says:

      Aww, you flatter me.

      Keep it coming 🙂

  • Aaron Polson  says:

    Man…this is fun. I always felt like LOTF was more poetic than prosey. Maybe this explains why so many of my students don’t “get” it.

    • Mary  says:

      It would be a great class exercise! Print out random pages and have your students “find” their own poem 🙂

  • David Sobkowiak  says:

    Oh this is great. Two in a row! I have to try my hand at this. Where is that damned book now…oh yeah, downstairs in that box I haven’t unpacked yet…

    • Mary  says:

      Be sure to share if you do give it a try. It will be interesting to see what you come up with!

  • Jenny Beans  says:

    These are amazing, Mary! I love reading them.

    • Mary  says:

      Thanks Jenny! I’m going to keep doing them but I think I should also do some from cereal boxes or something to show that ideas really can come from anything & everything 🙂

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