Happy Poetry Friday! Last month, we Poetry Sisters wrote classified haiku. This month…found poems! This past month has been chaos for me, as our younger daughter Maddie prepared to move to Scotland for 2-3 years doing social justice work. We’re so proud of her, but it’s tough to have her going overseas for so long. The house is a mess. So am I. So is my writing. I like found poems, though I haven’t written many lately. Addendum: And I do them a bit differently from some people. Here’s an article I wrote about found poems years ago. Here are two quick ones I wrote this month. One thing I love about poetry…I can escape my stress for a few minutes while working on a poem!
My second poem, “Man-Eaters,” came from this postcard I received about a program at the University of Minnesota Libraries called “Lions in the Balance.” Below is the postcard with the words I used highlighted. I also used “lions,” which I don’t think I ever actually highlighted :>)
Instead of linking to the rest of my Poetry Sisters’ poems here like I usually do, I’ve created a padlet where I hope to show all of them! And you can add your own found poem, too. Just click here to go to our Padlet, click twice on any open space not covered by a note, and leave your poem. Please put your name and poem title in the Title spot. You do not have to create an account to participate. Also, if you post your own poems on your own blog, you can simply link to the blog post in the padlet, and it will feed in for people to read it. In there, you can click on the + icon to link to your own post, website, etc., or click on the camera icon if you want to share your found poem as an image. Have fun! And enjoy the Poetry Sisters’ poems in there, too. Aren’t they all fabulous?
Here are the previous Poetry Sisters collaborations:
|August 2015||Classified haiku|
|July 2015||Inspired by e.e. cummings’ poems|
|Mar 2015||Sestinas (Lord have mercy)|
|Feb 2015||Villanelles on hidden things|
|Jan 2015||Triolets on beginnings (And I posted an extra one here.)|
|Pre-2015||Villanelles, a crown sonnet, rondeau redoubles, and pantoums|
And for more Poetry Friday fun, visit the lovely teacher/blogger/poet Linda Baie at Teacher Dance for the Poetry Friday Roundup!