Found Poem 05.18.15

This is my first found poem. Many thanks to DJ for introducing me to this form of poetry and encouraging me to give it a try. It’s fun and addicting! 🙂

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You’ll find yourself alone
in a photograph
older than dusk


It’s taken me this long to try Found Poems because I have a hard time marking in books, even reference books.

To conquer that, I went to the thrift store and bought an old Reader’s Digest  compilation. The page I used here is from the novel “Icon” by Frederick Forsyth.

To find my poem, I made a few practice copies of the page, took the lid off my yellow highlighter, and colored the words that caught my eye.

I intended to black out the rest of the words or doodle over them but discovered I’d left my pen set at home.

To get the image above, I photographed the finished poem and used Pixlr-O-Matic to give it tint and a frame. The original photo is at the end of this page.

Other found poems from this page include:

I.

Find a boy
Contemplate his face
Photograph his hell

II.

The sun rose
Pleasure rose too
Pity not the deepening day

 

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