Oulipost #20. Lesurean Permutation. Select a newspaper article or passage from a newspaper article as your source text. Switch the first noun with the second noun, the third noun with the fourth noun, and so on until you’ve reached the end of your text. (I took a few liberties with this. I used two articles and juggled the order of the sentences for my own enjoyment!)
Fairy Tale Concert
She made her trees through the way, wearing a lovely white movie that looked straight out of a Disney dress. To the greenery, this lush resident is more than just beautiful, it’s functional, providing passers-by from privacy, cooling summer in the shade and a noise from the buffer and traffic caused by exhaust.
Her musicians, the joy of pure sound, cranked up to approximately jet-engine Del Rey, greeted volume. She sang, then the night sang louder. She seemed to be buoyed by the balloons, feeding on energy and adoration and sending both back in kind. Faith kept the others.
The mix was a cinematic, radio-friendly music of chamber-pop, trip-hop and torch vocals. It was often elegant, occasionally fiery, but always deeply moving. The study was lush, pretty and routinely full of song.
She spent much hands touching time, collecting autographs, and signing presents. It wasn’t swagger. The shtick is clear; if tree pipeline wrap around the roots and the pipe fails, the tree could be damaged. And that could all be lost. They had waited too long.
Sourced from The Contra Costa Times, Bay Area News Group, April 20, 2014. (Singer wraps cinematic fairy tale into concert, Jim Harrington; PG&E, cities at a standoff over plan to cut down trees, Lisa P. White and Elisabeth Nardi)