Ama Bolton

THE GLOBE-MAKER’S APPRENTICE

a hand an eye a love of latitude
ning-king dreamy it’s not
months and years it takes
with only a bit of ding-ding muscle

a year and a half and a ship
in a curve of the map
a ying-ding around the world
a ling-ying all over again


Source: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/you-can-apply-now-to-be-an-apprentice-globe-maker-in-london

Method: My rules are that I can use any words or parts of words so long as they appear in the same order as in the source, and that the found poem should not tell the same story as the source.

Ama Bolton, former member of The Liverpool School of Language, Music, Dream and Pun, runs a monthly open-mic and has performed at festivals in England. Her poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies and online.