NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 21: Erasure poem (a poem)

Today’s NaPoWriMo.net prompt is to create an erasure poem, in which you take existing text and erase words to make a poem from what you leave untouched. I used page 35 of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

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In case anyone has problems seeing the image, here is the text (minus the spacing):

Already
open
and
infinite

Beautiful—yellow
lustrous black
pearly white

accidents of life

I desired ardour
beauty
sleep

I threw myself
a few moments of
dreams

I embraced her, but
her
features appeared to change

I beheld
eyes fixed on
me

(21 April 2015)

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