Friday, October 23, 2009
Poetry Friday--Found Poems
Found poems are made up of words that a poet "found" somewhere--in print or in conversation--that the poet arranges on a page giving the words a whole new meaning.
Click on the link below for a delightful found poem from Naomi Shahib Nye:
One Boy Told Me : Poetry Everywhere : Video : The Poetry Foundation
An article by Hart Seely in Slate from 2003 gives many examples of found poems taken from official transcripts on the Defense Department's website during Donald Rumsfeld's term as Secretary of Defense.
Keep your eyes and ears open to the possibilities for creating a found poem of your own. Poems are waiting for you to find them.
Head over to Big A little a for the Poetry Friday Round-Up.
Posted by Diane at 12:02 AM