I found a free sample offering of a Poetry course I am thinking of doing in the near future. I will add link below.. I do recommend the teacher she is amazing! Her name is Beth Morey! I have purchased her poetry book. “Night Cycles.”
Her free offering encouraging me to write a “found poem”. Insert below copied from her post.. find link to post below..
For our first assignment, let’s have some fun and create found poems. According to the Academy of American Poets, “Found poems take existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems. The literary equivalent of a collage, found poetry is often made from newspaper articles, street signs, graffiti, speeches, letters, or even other poems” (source).
I love cutting out pictures from magazines etc so this pic is from a fashion magazine and I found an old book and just cut out words and phrases here and there. Whatever took my fancy at first.. What first caught my eye was the phrase. ‘She wore the green dress’.. so I used that as the basis of the whole poem.. Hence the picture I found with a woman in a green dress.. Than built the poem around those words. Of course some words I had already cut out didn’t fit so it was a real challenge to find words to fit my pic and poem..
Put them altogether. It really makes you think about what you want to say, what the photo evokes in you etc.. Like writing a mini story..
Being a single woman. On my own a lot and a romantic at heart. I let my imagination run wild.
She was dreaming.
She wore the green dress.
he would guess mythical, romantic, carefree.
What an extraordinary girl, he thought.
He let the tranquility and mystery cloak him.
it entered, sat in his heart.
He held it there.
She wished to be unobserved.
He sat for a moment and watched her.
Yet now, unbidden.
Sank back to normality.
Hauled out of his daydream.
maybe one day.
Coming towards him.
eyes fixed with hunger
made him giddy beside her.
He sighed, waiting.
He could only watch, helpless.
the one guarding her.
and looked out over to the west range
but the garden and surrounding grounds
remained empty of life.