O! Nature

Nature —
exquisite beauty and elegance
antique yet fresh

—Terri Guillemets, 2019 May 6th, blackout poetry created from “Pericles,” The Harvard Classics: Plutarch’s Lives, 1937, page 49, published from the Dryden’s Clough translation, 1859

Tea in bed

Tea in bed? Come on.
Good heavens! ridiculous,
What the dickens?!
—Terri Guillemets, 2018 January 17th, blackout poetry created from Charles Dickens, letter to John Forster, 1842 February 17th, Carlton House, New York, as published in Life, Letters, and Speeches of Charles Dickens, Vol. I, 1894, Houghton, Mifflin & Co., page 151