Lost and Found

Hoo boy! So I’m taking this poetry class thing from WordPress, and today’s assignment was to create a “found poem.”

The description of a found poem was given thusly:

A found poem is composed of words and letters you’ve collected — randomly or not — from other sources, whether printed, handwritten, or digital, and then (re)arranged into something meaningful.

Well… I found something alright, but I don’t know if it would qualify as poetry. Perhaps my source of these collected phrases was a determining factor in how this would go. A Trader Joe’s monthly flyer can be pretty random even before you start cutting and pasting.

The good news: I kept it short. I think my found poem would have perhaps been better off remaining lost. Oh, and there was a suggested theme (face), and a poetry device (chiasmus). I didn’t even attempt to throw those in. All for the best, I think.

Here goes:

found poem

Oh, wait! Did they say “meaningful?”

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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16 Responses to Lost and Found

  1. MonAlysa says:

    Your poem could definitely be meaningful. I imagined a guy “pumpkin” trying to get a date with a girl pumpkin… who happens to be into other girl pumpkins. (Pumpkin is in quotes because I honestly imagined humans. Sorry.) I think it could easily capture the experience of people who are faced with unwanted attention as well as people who are rejected. It may be a brief moment, bit the emotion and the memories can last. And because the poem is about pumpkins and not people, I think it also reminds us all not to take ourselves too seriously. I loved it!

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  2. tnkerr says:

    That’s magic. I think you nailed it!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jarrod Brown says:

    Yes!! I love this! Incredibly simple.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Quite quirky and unique 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I really enjoyed that. This assignment seemed hard to me. You make it look like fun!

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  6. Heather says:

    This is great 😀

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