It’s day seven of the WordPress ‘Ten Day Poetry’ challenge. Today we were asked to write or should I say create a ‘Found’ poem. What is a Found poem? You may well ask, and I can tell you it is far harder than it looks!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry (a literary equivalent of a collage) by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning. The resulting poem() can be defined as either treated: changed in a profound and systematic manner; or untreated: virtually unchanged from the order, syntax and meaning of the original.
Have you tried creating a ‘Found’ Poem? This was my attempt using the Senryu form which is human Haiku.
The Biblical sun
hung above caraçao sea .
last cocktails enjoyed.
The original source was a travel article from a Sainsbury’s magazine. I selected a page at random then scratched out words that were of no interest.
Yes, it is a mess!
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I do not do poetry but I like that. Very clever.
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