“Embracing the Unknown Cento”

Richard L. Matta created “Embracing the Unknown Cento” from lines of poems by Longfellow, Dickinson, Eliot, Kipling, Whitman, and Frost. Please click here to read.

About the poem and the process of composing it, Richard L. Matta writes:

I began the cento writing process by listing favorite poets, reading their work, and finding lines which resonated. I began sensing an approach and sequence of lines coming together toward my theme and worked the line order.