The poems below are examples of 'Found Poems' - the serendipitous connecting of found phrases and lines. Found poems are fun and easy to assemble.
Here's how you do it:
* With your eyes, scan the paragraphs of a few pages of an old book for phrases that resonate with you and cut them out ( or photocopy and cut)
* Gather a few phrases and begin to arrange them and rearrange them until you have 'found' a little poem
* Find an appropriate background and mount your lines - and there voila... you are an instant poet.
The backgrounds to my found poems are, in order of display:
~ A nature photo taken by my son
~ My husband aged about six playing on the shoreline at Eastbourne, Wellington, New Zealand
~ The cover image from Ann Morrow Lindberg's 'Gift from the Sea'.
~ A corner of Bruegel's 'Harvest'
If you feel inspired grab your scissors and glue stick and then send me the results:
and I will make a communal post of our efforts at Found Poetry.