A Nicotine Addict Falls Off The Wagon

One type of found poetry uses the Google search engine to create small poems.  These poems are a bit organic, they grow and change as the world types in their searches.  It’s just another way to have fun with language.  There is even a website for this poetry called Google Poetics.  Sometimes friends can be an irreplaceable wealth of support when we are trying to make good habits, and then sometimes…well, you know what they say, “Misery loves company.”

A Nicotine Addict Falls Off The Wagon

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Stress Reducer

One type of found poetry uses the Google search engine to create small poems.  These poems are a bit organic, they grow and change as the world types in their searches.  It’s just another way to have fun with language.  There is even a website for this poetry called Google Poetics.  So let go and get gone with your poetry!  It’s good for you.  It reduces stress.  It makes you happy.  🙂

Stress Reducer

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The Glass Umbrella

I find that I am often inspired by other poets.  It’s fun to leave a little creativity behind in the comments section.  I’ll call this, “Creative Comments.” This is in response to a found poem written by Ian Caton about the exoplanet HD 189733b on a site called The Found Poetry Review .

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Find the Sunlight

Find the Sunlight

Depressed and invisible
The person reaches
Trapped and burning
Burning
From the terror
Of great fear
Flame the same terror
Now it’s two terrors

Not desiring terror
The person will be looking down the flames
To the kill

The kill
Or death herself
Standing speculatively
When close
Death becomes the jump

So abstract
Life’s appealing windows
Their height
The view
Remains enough
And beyond

A found poem from David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest

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Stepping Stones Haiku

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I found this haiku prompt at Carpe Diem: A Daily Haiku Meme.  The prompt #56- a Carpe Diem Special.

The featured haiku poet for this month is O. Mabson Southard. The goal of the Specials is to write a new haiku/senryu in the same tone, sense and spirit as the one given by the featured haiku poet.  Southard wrote his haiku with the classical 5-7-5 syllable count and used punctuation.  Here is the given example:

In the garden pool,
dark and still, a steppingstone
releases the moon.

After reading this, I was inspired to write:

On the stepping stones,

My feet dance as my mind dreams

of moonbeams and stars.

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Dog-Ear Poetry

At The Found Poetry Review, a contest is going on until October 31, 2013.  The challenge? To find poetry in the corner of a page.  It’s called dog-ear poetry.  Here are some dog-ear poems I found in The Origin of Consciousness In The Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes:

This one is “The Experimenter” and this guy is a professional in the skill of discovery

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And this one, “The Weakening” demonstrates the limitations in dog-ear found poetry

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Peachy Haiku

I found this haiku prompt at Carpe Diem: A Daily Haiku Meme.  The prompt #292 is on Momo (Peach).  With a little research, I discovered that in Chinese mythology, the peach was eaten by immortals because it mystically prolonged your life.  The peach is a symbol for a long and healthy life in China.

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In tastes of a peach
China’s immortality
Eat, live forever

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Google images

Like a newborn, soft
Peaches are covered in fuzz
Smoothness and sweetness

Bitter Lemon Lady

I find that I am often inspired by other bloggers.  It’s fun to leave a little creativity behind in the comments section.  I’ll call this, “Creative Comments.” This is in response to a memoir written by Annie Freewriter about  a  job from her past delivering newspapers on a site called Out of the Fishbowl ~ Into the Ocean.   I just loved the phrase “bitter lemon lady” so I decided to write a quick poem using that phrase and Annie as inspiration.

Bitter Lemon Lady

Chunk

Chunk

I want to give
A part of me away
Tear off a chunk
To share
As bread at communion

The chunks grow back
Stronger, more calloused
With greater experience
Like a sea star
With a new limb

I want to give
A chunk of me away
Daily, in a blog
With words
Of poetry

 

Back To School Haiku

A picture of poetry

From A Picture Of Poetry.  I found this bottle of whiskey while on a trip in Scotland.  Right away this picture spoke to me.  This is the poem that followed:

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Back To School Haiku

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