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Found Poem

by joanie 

Posted: 01 April 2004
Word Count: 31
Summary: I wasn't going to post this, as it was just a quick reponse to the Encyclopaedia Britannica's definition of a Found Poem, but in the absence of anything else, here goes...

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a poem
consisting of
words formed

a poem
consisting of
a product label

a poem
consisting of
a conversation
on a bus

a poem
out of its context -

a poem.

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Nell at 16:51 on 01 April 2004  Report this post
Hi joanie, it's even better the second time around - glad you posted it here for everyone.


joanie at 18:08 on 01 April 2004  Report this post
Thanks AGAIN Nell, for your encouragement. Much appreciated.

roovacrag at 20:27 on 01 April 2004  Report this post
This is all too true.
A poem are feelings,words expressed as you could never do in any other way.
Poems come when you least expect them.
Whip one up in a minute or wait for days till you get it right.
Most of mine are in minutes.
Thank you.
xx Alice

Lawrenco at 23:18 on 01 April 2004  Report this post
I know what you mean can`t get rhyme or reason .Droll little spoof liked it!

tinyclanger at 11:11 on 02 April 2004  Report this post
I'm considering having a go at this...you make it look so easy, and I'm sure its not!!
I think it has a slight flavour of Wendy Cope's 'The Uncertainty of the poet' , especially at the end..the idea of definitions I suppose.

off to study my baked bean tin...!

joanie at 18:03 on 02 April 2004  Report this post
tc, I know what you mean! - I was putting some oregano in my ratatouille (as you do!) and I found myself reading the label - they are very interesting - and poetic!

olebut at 07:28 on 03 April 2004  Report this post

I think you will agree that when looking for a found poem the words seem to leap off the page at you and even perhaps the most innocuous looking pice can be a gold mine

I think this is another good source of poetic vision and a very useful stimulant for creativity

a good effort well done


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