Today’s poetic form is the strangest we’ve been challenged with. I think it needs a little explanation in case you thought I had gone a little crazy or was trying to be deliberately cryptic. A found poem is derived from collected words eg from newspaper articles, books, social media, book spines or twitter feeds. There is actually an app that will write you a poem from words collected from your twitter feed poetweet but alas I didn’t have enough for it to trawl through.
The prompt for this week was flavour. So I asked myself; what is the flavour that is most important to me ? – that would be tea. I decided to use a book on my shelf titled , Tea – the drink that changed the world by Laura C. Martin, as the source of my found words. Also I am a little superstitious (in a good way) around the number eleven. I turned to a page with the number 11 on it (this one was 211) and chose every eleventh word. If I struck a conjunction or pronoun or other small word I would go to the next verb, adjective or noun. I ended up with an assortment of words which I rearranged into… well, another assortment of words. The title is from my word list as well.
Form: Found poem
A Little Tea-tasting
Sweet, improper chamomile.
Earthy, smooth touch
Smell, flavours linger.
5 thoughts on “Day 7 #introtopoetry”
How clever! What a great way to ‘go about’ writing your poem. Love the image too.
Yes it was fun bit like code-cracking but I can see how ‘found’ poetry could become a little obsessive – looking for poems everywhere.
Lovely poem! And great way of writing it and finding words.
Thanks Poet31. Found poetry is more like a puzzle than poetry. But the whole wordpress thing is a great challenge isn’t? I learnt so much but it was pretty intense doing a poem everyday. I haven’t actually written any poetry since I signed off on Day 10. But I am starting to feel the urge to pen some verse coming on again.
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Yes I think it is too, making sure all the pieces fit together. I think it’s a great idea for WordPress to create these challenges. I’ve loved them too. And they have brought me new readers too. It is so intense though and I’ve just reached day 10 and my plan is to take a few days break, let the brain recharge, lol. Ah good that you are feeling the urge again
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