Julia Hanson “i” Constraint

This experiment was certainly a bit harder than I expected, though I still thought “I” was one of the easier vowels as we discussed in class. I tried to focus on unusual words (Imrigh is defined as a strong Scottish soup, who knew?), Ictic, and ibis (in the picture) in order to convey the strangeness of the text through words which also evoke unusual images.

It isn’t instinct, this trick. It’s ibis

sighting, trying, fitting, swimming!

Ictic! Imrigh! Insipid it isn’t, Icy in its

i.d. Idly I illicit ilk in its insidy

bits. Ill with minty imp,

pin in mind, singing,

wishing, fling ill

will!