"The bell, ringing heavily, ascending and mounting on every side. The bell, only absence." Now these words were plucked out of the text of the first page I am working on in the book "The Black Arrow", by Robert Louis Stevenson, and there are nuggets of this kind of literary gold on every page! I am having more fun finding and altering text and found poetry in this book so far, than I am actually altering the pages with paint and color.
I love words and how they can be linked together and made into something every bit as beautiful as a poem...Next time you decide to alter a book, try just altering the text, and see if you don't enjoy it for a change! I will leave you with one more line of altered text:
"The house, alone among lilacs, open meadows rising, knee-deep with scarlet". Neat, huh?! Happy Creating!