I’ve “made” an erasure poem and you’ll see it down below.
After I made it, I went looking for another example on-line and I am rather distressed to find the amazing work of of Mary Ruefle at this interesting site. I’m a bit distressed because her work makes mine look so …wee and humble. But I’m glad I found her. There much scope for the imagination with this form.
Oh! And her own web site is here!
Note: I chose to use a constraint, and that constraint was that I would choose every 8th word. And then I used those words to make a poem. Ironically the original section of text was about mammals, but the word mammals got erased out – but perhaps that’s rather fitting, because at the time, he’s discussing, mammals were still wee and inconspicuous and at the margins of things.
A text of the history written by HG Wells is online here. And other places.