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

 

 

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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

Salt and Peppered with Observations

 

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

Author Comments: A Brief Overview

This is a solo rengay using the 3-2-3-3-2-3 template. Here is the link to composing rengay
http://www.baymoon.com/~ariadne/form/rengay.htm

To use this genre for Found Poetry here is my process:

I went to the first text by Poe and chose six things. Then I went to the 2nd source (History of the World--Theatre Review) and picked six things, making sure I chose some verbs, etc, and then the third text (Easy Answers to Your Kids' Most Burning Questions) and chose six words or phrases.

Next, I looked for some commonality and connectivity to use as a theme; I chose water.

Then, I proceeded to design and create my haiku, crossing off each word or phrase from my list that was used so as not to repeat. I began to see a secondary theme creating itself through the linking of my haiku, which was light and dark. I titled it Salt and Peppered with Observations, to connect it to the light and dark theme. Many times in rengay you will find it is fun to use other poetic tools too.
 
I created internal linking with sounds or repetition. This rengay when read aloud seems to create a soft “w” sound for the wind and sea theme, the rolling of the s’s form haiku to haiku
giving way to waves and back and forth motions, whereas, the” z” gives it just enough of a cut--like a wall or breakers. For the enjoyment of the reader, each haiku gives clear and distinct visual detail creating a lively journey .”Observations” in the title links to each haiku, whereas Salt and Peppered compliments the theme linking each verse.

All the words in the rengay are from the three texts.

 

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Salt and Peppered with Observations: 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

 

Karina Klesko

 

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