Friday, 22 May 2009

Found Poem

A while ago Shell posted about diving into word pools and writing poetry from your finds. The idea stayed in the back of my mind. Last Saturday I went for a walk to take a break from work and I photographed words. I printed them, made new words from longer ones, and played around with them to make my poem. I enjoyed fiddling around with the words until it seemed right.
Well, after a whirlwind week of colour and report writing I now have the messy house from a tidy person's nightmare. I am almost looking forward to tidying it and relaxing in it for a while before it makes itself into a mess again!

10 comments:

Shell said...

This is great, Sarah. I love it!! Doing found poetry is fun

Poetikat said...

This is cool! I have one of those books with the magnetic word tiles. I went on a bit of a spree with them last year and posted about 4 poems that I pieced together.

Kat

Sarah said...

Thanks Shell!
And Kat-yes-I thought of those tiles when I was doing this! I had fun on my sister's fridge last year with them!

Christina said...

This found poetry is a real gift. I love this. ; ) Thank you for your kind words.

Kamana said...

this is such an awesome idea.

Renee said...

That is cool.

The girls are being perfect ladies.

Love Renee xoxo

kendalee said...

Oh this is great Sarah! I also love found word poetry and have a set of fridge poetry that is such fun! What I always loved was the poems that visitors would make and leave like little gifts. In the flat I'm in at the moment, my fridge is built into a cupboard and so I don't have it out but now that you've reminded me of it, I think I'm going to buy a small whiteboard to put it up on...

Happy (now) sunny Saturday to you!

Liz said...

What a neat idea!

Candace said...

LOL. Fun, pure and simple. I have a magnetic word tile book I play with on my fridge now and again. Always a good time.
This is a great idea.
Candace x

magpie said...

a delightful merging of the visual and verbal. i love how it hints at a ransom note.