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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karina Klesko

 

Rengay

Quixotisms of "X"

 

a beacon
beyond the belt of vapor
gleaming Ixora

chatter among the cedars
an ear-full of waxwings

sunset—
a wide expanse of desert
illuminated

Sexagesima Sunday
a whale pod too near shore—
onlookers gather

zigzagging toward the highway
a jinx of lightening

the puzzling sway
of a jet-black sky—
flux and reflux at sea

 

Author Comments: Composing the second renga:

This second Rengay, "Quixotisms of “X” was composed after completing "Salt and Peppered with Observations". I noticed that I had used the letter ‘x’ in three of the six haiku, so I thought it would be fun to recreate the new haiku using the letter ‘x’ in each haiku. So, literally my second found rengay was created by using my own found poem as its resource!

I then decided to take away the theme of water and with small changes wrote a haiku in different types of locations – a zigzagging theme. I traced the soft sounds to alternating harsh and soft. If rengay are linked properly they do seem to create a theme or story of its own. This rengay uses the near/far strategy. A verse that widens the view and then one that narrows it.

I’ve used more of my own words in this rengay, yet there still is a good portion and balance to be considered as well with the three sources for the assignment within the boundaries of Found Poetry.

Both rengay meet the found poem assignment requirements.

A group of waxwings, is called an "ear-full" or a museum.

 

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Quixotisms of "X": Rengay: Karina Klesko

 

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

 

The two rengay have been placed in side by side tables to depict the text sources of the two poems.

Karina Klesko

 

Salt and Peppered...

 

Quixotisms of "X"

 

A beacon
beyond the belt of vapor
gleaming spray

unsinkable bulwark
clusters of black shiny rocks

sunset
a wide expanse of ocean
illuminated

Sexagesima Sunday
the whales too near the stream
onyx clouds afloat

ricocheting toward the shore
a glance of lightening

the puzzling sway
of a jet-black wall
flux-reflux at sea

a beacon
beyond the belt of vapor
gleaming Ixora

chatter among the cedars
an ear-full of waxwings

sunset
a wide expanse of desert
illuminated

Sexagesima Sunday
a whale
pod too near shore—
onlookers gather

zigzagging toward the highway
a jinx of lightening

the puzzling sway
of a jet-black sky—
flux and reflux at sea