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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernard Gieske

 

Free Verse

The Ascent Into Higher Realms

 

When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it's over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened
or full of argument.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.


~Mary Oliver: "When Death Comes"


You must get over these fancies
Easy answers to your kids most burning questions.
Get technical, distinguish yourself with particulars;
Otherwise, you will find yourself in free fall
In an orbit falling around the Earth.

Is this such alien life for you?
Must I guide you on this route of mortal men?
Sail past those ricochets of history
Into The Age of Discovery.
Make your own revolution for occupying space.

Cast a glance upward into the sky.
Look beyond the wide expanse of ocean.
Thanks to all those Florence Nightingales
There is life beyond Vurrgh.
Now raise yourself up a little higher.

We can sit upon mountain summits
With sunsets and its many colors,
The sky no longer blue but arrayed in
Waves of orange-red wave lengths,
A wonderful tableau across space.

So many things we can name
But explaining them makes us giddy.
If we were only born with wings,
Thrust and lift would be second nature to us
Because of Newton's Law, to be exact #3.

Death to this maelström! This Moskoe-ström.
Over vortices and pits we must cross a sea
lashing into ungovernable velocity.
Unsinkable bulwarks we must be.
Judith Malina our beacon will be.

In this epochal tableau, there is no better place to be
To discover those planets beyond our solar system.
Away with Wall Street and religious wars.
Join the circle and sing joyous songs of peace.
Active in the "History of the World" we will be.

~Bernard Gieske, January 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

 

Bernard Gieske

 

Free Verse

The Ascent Into Higher Realms

 

When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it's over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened
or full of argument.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.


~Mary Oliver: "When Death Comes"


You must get over these fancies
Easy answers to your kids most burning questions.
Get technical, distinguish yourself with particulars;
Otherwise, you will find yourself in free fall
In an orbit falling around the Earth.

Is this such alien life for you?
Must I guide you on this route of mortal men?
Sail past those ricochets of history
Into The Age of Discovery.
Make your own revolution for occupying space.

Cast a glance upward into the sky.
Look beyond the wide expanse of ocean.
Thanks to all those Florence Nightingales
There is life beyond Vurrgh.
Now raise yourself up a little higher.

We can sit upon mountain summits
With sunsets and its many colors,
The sky no longer blue but arrayed in
Waves of orange-red wave lengths,
A wonderful tableau across space.

So many things we can name
But explaining them makes us giddy.
If we were only born with wings,
Thrust and lift would be second nature to us
Because of Newton's Law, to be exact #3.

Death to this maelström! This Moskoe-ström.
Over vortices and pits we must cross a sea
lashing into ungovernable velocity.
Unsinkable bulwarks we must be.
Judith Malina our beacon will be.

In this epochal tableau, there is no better place to be
To discover those planets beyond our solar system.
Away with Wall Street and religious wars.
Join the circle and sing joyous songs of peace.
Active in the "History of the World" we will be.

~Bernard Gieske, January 29, 2012