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Exercise 3: Write a "found poem" using three texts

 

 

Found Poetry Exercises

 

Ex 03: Pastische with 3 texts

 

A Transfiguration With The All: Free Verse:
John Daleiden

The Ascent into Higher Realms: Free Verse:
Bernard Gieske

Abducted: Free Verse:
Karina Klesko

Salt and Peppered with Observations: Rengay: Karina Klesko

Quixotisms of "X": Rengay: Karina Klesko

Untitled: Prose Poem:  Shanna Baldwin Moore

The Physics of Rainbows:
Three-person Rengay:
Linda Papanicolaou

Five questions children ask to which I say, "Now that's a good question!"
Neal Whitman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABDUCTED
all the morning, and indeed until late in the afternoon,
there was a gentle and steady breeze
from the south-west, while the sun shone brightly
the
earth is
in free fall
around the sun, it
may appear strange without exactly
knowing why, there is something almost
elegiac, a matter of desperate speculation
about – and upon the wide waste, a panorama
more deplorably desolate no human imagination can conceive
the rays of the moon seemed to search the depths
(of) an abyss penetrating the globe, scientists scan the
night sky looking for unnatural radio or light beams —
ones that could only emanate from an intelligent
civilization, no one knows how rare alien
life is in the universe - this
opinion, idle in itself coming
within the influence of
that deadly attraction
could resist
it
as little
as a feather
for it appeared to
me as a matter difficult
of belief, I made one or
two attempts to speak - no one ever
will know what my feelings were at that
moment, there was another circumstance which tended to restore
my self-possession no less than an exuberant, dizzying and
exhausting epochal tableau amid a field of battlefield dead; and
an undressed Mars and Venus, too (with attendants), the space
between
(two hemispheres)
encompassed at intervals
by a cluster of
thought (should I ) pretend not
to know the vastness, profundity, and
unsearchableness of the human brain?

~Karina Klesko, January28-29, 2012

 

 

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Poe: Text 1 Karina    
History of the World: Text 2 Neal
Easy Answers: Text 3 John  
Pastisched: non-highlighted: to tie the texts together

 

ABDUCTED
all the morning, and indeed until late in the afternoon,
 there was a gentle and steady breeze
 from the south-west, while the sun shone brightly
t
he
earth is
in free fall
around the sun
, it
may appear strange without exactly
knowing why
,
there is something almost
elegiac
, a matter of desperate speculation
about– and upon the wide waste, a panorama
more deplorably desolate no human imagination can conceive

the rays of the moon seemed to search the depths
(of) an abyss penetrating the globe,
scientists scan the
night sky looking for unnatural radio or light beams —

ones that could only emanate from an intelligent
civilization
, no one knows how rare alien
life is in the universe
-  
this
opinion, idle in itself
coming
within the influence of
that deadly attraction
could resist
it
as little
as a feather

for it appeared to
me
as a matter difficult
of belief
, I made one or
two attempts to speak
- no one ever
will know what my feelings were at that
moment
, there was another circumstance which tended to restore
my self-possession
no less than an exuberant, dizzying and
exhausting
epochal tableau amid a field of battlefield dead; and
an undressed Mars and Venus, too (with attendants)
, the space
between
(two hemispheres)
encompassed at intervals
by a cluster of
thought
(should I ) pretend not
to know
the vastness, profundity, and
unsearchableness of
the human brain?