Bohemian Nina – a Cut-Out Poem

… well actually a Cut-Out times two. This one has been skulking about for a while – as much as such mellowness can skulk, of course. It was missing a something, which came with a slight little slicing and a title this morning: Bohemian Nina glides in, a cocktail aloft and pluming her lazy smoke about her; looks coolly at the wallpaper, soft eyes just out-of-focus with the rest of us. One mellow bird…

Bohemian Nina

 

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About Stevie Mitchell

I come from a long line of cartoons and beer. I was once peed on by a tiger. Hoping the resultant super-powers are yet to come, cos if these are they, then, grrrr....
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4 Responses to Bohemian Nina – a Cut-Out Poem

  1. redgladiola says:

    What a creative and lovely idea. Plus the resulting poem is such a vivid mixture. =)

    • Thank you for visiting and your kind comment – it’s very encouraging. I’m kind of hooked on the process and the outcomes myself… even when certain pieces, like this one, can be a little unruly in the making. Have a great day.

  2. Laura M. says:

    Just lovely. Out of curiosity, do you pull all your fragments from the same source?

    • Thanks Laura, that’s kind of you. I have up to five sources on the go – I try to keep a century at least between the original and the cut – with no more than six pages worked with in all; liberating constraints, and all. Nina, from memory, may have used just the one source excepting the title. Thanks for asking – it’s pushed me to think about what’s become an intuitive and habitual process. Best wishes, Steve

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