Monday, March 3, 2008

Found Poem

Find 50 to 100 words that you like. Words that really interest you. They may all come from one source - but they needn't. Use phrases from magazines, books, talk shows, walls, posters, even things you overhear.

Next, study the words that you found. Cut out everything that is dull, unnecessary, sounds bad, or is offensive. It is okay to change the punctuation as well.

Illegals- you may not add your own words to the found poem, but you may need to make some minor alterations to make your poem fit and work. When you are close to an edited-down version, and you truly need to add a word or two to smooth things out, to make sense or make a point- you made add up to 2 words of your own. You may also make other little changes- tenses, possessives, plurals, punctuation or capitalization.

Post your final product here as a comment!

13 comments:

annies said...

Remember
Our dreams
Love
Family
Summers
Changes
Friends
Trust your instincts
Love them or hate them, you can't ignore the presence
This world is too big for one color, one voice, one look
Work the hallways
We may not own this city yet
Chat
Dream
Whatever
There's nothing like a weekend
I'm okay by myself
Shows you're strong
It seems you're always into musicians
Forever.

samh said...

As sisters we need to protect eachother.
What's up girls in America?
Today's the day to mix it up.
The surrender is sweet.

An encouraged child can do amazing things and make it the best summer ever.
You've got ferocious motivation you can count on.
The season leaves us no recourse.
Dream...
Life's what you make it.

What if they made an independent movie about my life? It would definatly be a drama.

Xavia H2011 said...

Found Poem
Xavia Herbert

We are not the same in any way.
We can be whoever we want.
Some girls love sport, some love nail polish, and some love both.
She has a complete set of tropical stickers, complete with monkeys and bananas.
I remember everything we’ve been through, all the laughs and all the good times.
L is for laughter- yours makes each day sweet.
Without you, where would I be?
I reluctantly open the shade each morning and peer out.
You stand there and wait, making the sweetest, quietest smile.
Though we will have our differences,
I’ll be your best friend, you and me together.
I like you, and you like me.
That’s the way our friendship should be.

avereel said...

Found Poem by Averee

The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all
But still there's l'amour
Hope remains, if friends stay true
The sticky, sweet kind
Bargain not
I can't do this But Hope remains
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent
Better to beg forgiveness than ask permission
But still there's l'amour
You speak of justice

laurenp said...

Only you

Only you can show me I can do anything I try
What noise is this?
I am content
I have more care to stay then will to go
Where’s the pain?
Please sit down, please
It’s in your head
Everything speaks the very soul of pleasure
Don’t you think that all poor children felt the way you did?
Only you…

laurene said...

Rave, Rant
Listen up, fuel for life is
Giving back love, fashion, music
People watching
Make a wish,
Discover my world today
Sugar causes quick morning rush
Effects the eyes
When I saw faded glory
I viewed wild ride
Free trouble
Listen up, hot talking is lucky
Make a wish
Rave, Rant
Fuel for life.

angelicao said...

Am I loud and clear
And I don't need no carryin' on
I came inside to be with you
Are we getting closer
And that’s faith and trust and peace while we're alive
Or am I just breaking up
Am I still your charm
And something only you can give
And It's someplace simple where we could live
They tell me your blue skies fade to gray
Or are we just getting more lost
In truths that she learned, or in times that he cried
And the one poor child that saved this world
If we all just stopped and said a prayer for them

Jackien2011 said...
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Jackien2011 said...

Make a wish
Make beautiful music in cheery prints and striking brights
Splash the wave with rubber rain boots
The Eiffel Tower is a picture that can only say so much
I've learned not to take anything too personally
Just be yourself, and people either like you or they dont
Find inspiration over the city of lights
It's a brave new world, green is the new black
Give them something to talk about
Have fun together, game time any time
Success is not the final outcome,
it's about what you have learned and achieved along the way

NowlanS said...

Found Poem BY NowlanS
With Lambeau Field looking like a snow globe, the Packers posted their biggest points total in postseason history.
.
Now it's been months out on the road

Gotta stop sobbing now

Millions of people living as foes

The one you sold to fool the world

Gone 2 Step

Lose your mind this is the time,

Nobody's puttin' up a fight

they tell me of an uncloudy day

Across time where I defy gravity

Let your waves crash down on me and take me away

Only if you see what my eyes have seen Then youll understand why im surrounded by G's and know

A genetic anomaly allows a young man to teleport himself anywhere.

his is the first action that Agent Barnes has been in since he took a bullet for President Ashton six-month earlier.

Some people take a liking to each other. Some don't.

mandig said...

Each friend represents
A world in us
Who builds a mystery

Gave them my heart and soul
Thinking, it’s never too late
She needs someone close and dear

As a friend what do you want from
Me?

Relationships are confusing,
But it’s never too late

berekm said...

Found Poem by Berek M

Dry shade

You’ve got ferocious motivation
You can count on joy
Experienced life is better lived together
You make it you, change your life not your shirt

Some perfection is debatable it’s wise to accessorize, don’t be a pill
This little piggy running on empty stepping up to the plate
This picture is only half the story, share the love

Half full million dollar reaction

kellyS said...

Today is a winding road that’s taking me to places I did not want to go
Life ain’t always beautiful, but it’s a beautiful ride.
Every mile a memory

You’ve only got 100 years to live
So don’t blink
I hope you had the time of your life

State the obvious
It’s the little moments that
Make memories

Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like its Heaven on Earth.