Madmen freely tend sanity
My carnal madness rests in my dreams
My dreams are deadly castles
Castles systematically taint life
Sanity, disease, insanity
Decay in transcendentalism
My dear friend
I participated in a challenge the other day to create a found poem using the OuliPoetry Prisoner's Constraint method. Essentially, this is writing a poem using only words with letters that don't have ascenders or descenders, so I couldn't use words like "the" or "you." I copied the text of Dracula into AppliedPoetics.org and selected Prisoner's Constraint to get rid of the offending words. From there, I compiled the resulting poem with the left over words.
I had several drafts, but the above is the one that I felt made sense and felt finished.