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Exercise 1: Write a "found poem" using three texts

 

 

Found Poetry Exercises

 

Ex 01: 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neal Whitman

 

Free Verse

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

 

Why is the moon sometimes out during the day?

It rose into the sky
in a circle
a beacon of experimental performance
while the sun shone brightly.
A circular rift of a clear sky
and through it there blazed the full moon.


Why is the sky blue?

So wonderful a manifestation.
A deep bright blue!
Thought flashed upon me.
The attempts to account
for this phenomenon are almost
elegiac.


Will we ever discover aliens?

Look out into the distance.
Do you hear anything?
Exalting through a microphone
he held up one of his fingers,
as if to say 'listen!'
Hope arose.


How much does the Earth weigh?

After making several guesses
I became possessed with the keenest curiosity.
When we weighed
we seldom made a miscalculation.
The rock rocked,
the lightest feather.


How do airplanes stay up?

As if by magic
the sense of falling had ceased.
Flying!
Dizzying and exhausting flight.
Arms simulating ocean waves
beyond the belt of vapor.

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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

 

Neal Whitman

 

Free Verse

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

 

Why is the moon sometimes out during the day?

It rose into the sky
in a circle
a beacon of experimental performance
while the sun shone brightly.
A circular rift of a clear sky
and through it there blazed the full moon.


Why is the sky blue?

So wonderful a manifestation.
A deep bright blue!
Thought flashed upon me.
The attempts to account
for this phenomenon
are almost
elegiac
.


Will we ever discover aliens?

Look out into the distance.
Do you hear anything?
Exalting through a microphone
he held up one of his fingers,
as if to say 'listen!'
Hope arose.


How much does the Earth weigh?

After making several guesses
I became possessed with the keenest curiosity.
When we weighed
we seldom made a miscalculation.
The rock rocked,
the lightest feather.


How do airplanes stay up?

As if by magic
the sense of falling had ceased.
Flying!
Dizzying and exhausting flight.
Arms simulating ocean waves
beyond the belt of vapor.