I recently discovered Artsyville’s List It Tuesday and knew I had to play. This week’s theme was “your choice” whatever-you-feel-like which sounded like the perfect invitation to jump in.
The term randomness has been on my radar lots lately. And since I love wordplay, it occurred to me that a little found poetry might be in order. So I decided my list would be the first four words I found in four random books I pulled off my bookshelf. And whatever those words were would be my random list “found” poem.
And I do believe the poetry muses were delighted with my intention because I think they cooperated in the most amusing way.
What do you think? Does it make you laugh as well? Or wonder about what those circumstances are, or contemplate puppet threads? Have you played with found poetry? Do tell.
It worked! Too funny!
I don’t play with poetry, except for haiku. It’s kinda like talking, or making a statement, and works for me.
The puppets’ new thread
Was breached by marionettes
Wearing dark red clothes.
LOL – oh Deb, how perfect!
Your poem is perfect! How fun. I have done some found poetry with rearranging the words in a single ad from a magazine…can turn out amazing.
Lovely blog you have.
Thanks Lynn. And I love the idea of using an ad. There are all kinds of ways to play – everything is fair game in my book. Have words, will scramble. 🙂
Too fun! I must admit the concept of found poetry is new to me. So, I looked it up and found an interesting definition. I love the analogy of the artist. “A found poem uses language discovered in a non-poetic context and turns it into poetry. Writing found poetry is like creating a collage of language, the way a visual artist might use scraps of paper, cloth, feathers, or other objects to produce something new and beautiful.”
I will have fun writing found poetry!
Thanks for stopping by Ruth. What a great definition – and such a perfect invitation isn’t it? Doesn’t it make you want to drape words across a paper?
Your new found poetry is too funny. I have never heard of found poetry before now.
My words taken from websites I just popped opened…
Thanks for the late night fun! 🙂
Excellent Suzanne. And now you’ll be “finding” poetry everywhere. 😉
Love this idea… could be a wonderful theme for a LIT (list it tue). Nice meeting you. Welcome aboard.
Thanks, and nice meeting you as well. I took a peek at your blog and had fun seeing what you’re up to!
The concept of “found poetry” is new to me, but not found, random words.
I’m going to play with some found words today!
Thanks for the intro to a new pastime.
You’re so creative!
Yay Cheryl – have fun! And thanks for stopping by!
That sounds like fun. Wait I’m searching through my e-books. 🙂
Perfect! And now no e-book is safe from play! 😉 Thanks for stopping by.
this turned out just lovely! so glad you decided to join us!
Thanks! I’m so glad I found your blog and challenge. Very fun!
This made me smile and I wrote one myself with the first four words I saw on my desk:
puffs ipod foster people
LOL – it IS fun isn’t it? And it delights me to think about being surrounded with poetry wherever we are.