In class today, we examined “found poems,” poems that are created from sentences that you find, sentences that other people write and that the writer turns into a poem.
Here are two sentences we found in a magazine:
“It’s easy to get lost in this summer scene. With a wooden bench surrounded by blooms an a birdbath, in the distance you could spend hours in this picturesque garden.”
Here’s how we turned it into a poem:
Found Poem #1
Words from Birds & Blooms
Arranged by Room 302
to get lost
in this summer scene
with a wooden bench
surrounded by blooms
and a birdbath. In the distance
you could spend hours in this picturesque
Write TWO found poems. You can find material anywhere. Your job is to arrange it into a poem. Think about things like line breaks, stanzas, sounds, and other poetry “moves.”
Make sure you put “Words from _____” and “Arranged by ____” at the top of your poem so we know where you got your words and who you are!
Due date: Monday, September 28