Last night, I decided to try my hand at a blackout poem, using Piers Anthony’s Xanth novel Isle of View. I loved Xanth novels as an adolescent. Last summer, out of nostalgia, I re-read The Color of Her Panties. Yikes. The misogyny is strong with this one.
I remember what I loved about the series, though. The puns. The puns won me over. I also loved the compassion of the author, who helped a fan who had been in a terrible accident by making her a character in the series (Jenny Elf).
There was a scene in The Color of Her Panties where Mela Merwoman and Ida Ogress are talking, and Mela makes a comment that men make things/conversations/everything “more interesting.” Yeah.
The Color of Her Panties will be facing my black permanent markers sometime soon. Oh, yes. I have plans for you, my pretty.
Anyway, today’s poem. Here it is:
© 2015 by Robin A. Sams