Mash Up – #NaPoWriMo22 – Day 30

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It’s the last day of NaPoWriMo 2022 today, and Maureen asked us all to construct a Cento as our final piece!

“This is a poem that is made up of lines taken from other poems.” [From:]

So I grabbed a few poetry titles from my shelves and got to work:


That would faze all but the most intrepid:

Who gives her soul an empty room

As thick with mould as glass?


She walked to the music of her own mind’s making,

Skeletons of honesty now give way to seedlings;

A woman giving birth to herself.


shoots sprouting in pots outside



Lines plucked from:

  1. Edwin Morgan: A Voyage

  2. Leonard Cohen: Death of a Lady’s Man

  3. Anne MacLeod: In the Kibble Palace: Sunday Morning

  4. Alice V Stuart: Rencontre

  5. Kate Y A Bone: Skeletons of Honesty

  6. Liz Lochhead: Mirror’s Song


Books consulted for these lines:

Modern Scottish Women Poetsedited and introduced by Dorothy McMillan and Michael Byrne  

The Song Of Leonard Cohen by Harry Rasky

Virtual and Other Realities by Edwin Morgan


Thank you, as always, for dropping by and reading my month of poetic ponderings. Judging by other years, I will probably pack up my scribbles and wander into the sunset til April 2023 now, but one never knows 😉 please consider subscribing to my blog if you’ve been enjoying it, and when the notion does take me to post again you will be one of the first to know!

Take care, big hugs to all, and I’ll maybe catch you later!


Monty X

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2 Responses to “Mash Up – #NaPoWriMo22 – Day 30”

  1. Jennifer Patino Says:

    It’s been wonderful reading your words this month! 😊❤️

  2. Montaffera Says:

    Thank you for all the support! <3

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