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barbaraj
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0 posted 07-26-2003 02:39 PM       View Profile for barbaraj   Email barbaraj   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit barbaraj's Home Page   View IP for barbaraj

ok you may or may not have tried this before but it seems like fun to me...

i challenge you all to write a found poem.

here's how it works

~Select a section from a favorite book

Choose the sentences or phrases you find to be especially significant.

Edit the sentences so that you have at least ten lines and no more than fifteen. Lines cannot be longer than eight words.
The words must be left in the same order, but sequence in which the phrases are used can be changed. Phrases may be repeated for emphasis.

Most importantly, you cannot add any of your own words, but words from the text can be eliminated. The end result will be poetry that you "found" your book of choice!~

Good luck to all!!

~barbaraj

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1 posted 07-26-2003 03:22 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Could we possibly see a sample. It sounds interesting, but my brain is melting at this point. lol. Thanks, Chris
barbaraj
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2 posted 07-26-2003 04:00 PM       View Profile for barbaraj   Email barbaraj   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit barbaraj's Home Page   View IP for barbaraj

i forgot to mention that u can use things besides books for the found poem. you can also use
- a political manifesto
- a public place
- a conversation

...basically anywhere where there might be WORDS.

~here's an interesting example i found. it was written using words founds on packages and signs in a diner.

Flapjacks

Fresh, thin cut onions,
Exit. Moo Juice.
Meetin' Room- Wash Rooms
Taste the Difference
Smuckers, Concord Grape Jelly.
Certified Angus Beef
Texas Toothpicks
Sugar, distributed by Sysco
Half and Half needs no chill.

--author unknown

hope this helps.

~barbaraj

ps if anyone 'writes' one of their own, be sure to cite your source!




~You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in people, than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.~

[This message has been edited by barbaraj (07-27-2003 09:41 PM).]

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3 posted 07-28-2003 03:06 PM       View Profile for Riley   Email Riley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Riley

i tried it, will post it later on..don't think its good but o well

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