I have a blackout poem out in Streetcake Magazine today!
It uses the text of Robert Burton’s Last Will and Testament, contained in the front matter of The Anatomy of Melancholy, What it is: With all the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostickes, and Several Cures of it. In Three Maine Partitions with their several Sections, Members, and Subsections. Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically, Opened and Cut Up, first published 1621.
The poem and its transcription are reproduced below.
Cui vitam dedit et mortem
Azure a crescent
casualties to which our life is subject
our unsettled states
adventure of which I am ignorant
Legacies out of
if he be not
of the Ground I give
where she is buried
besides I die