It's where you take a printed page and find a poem in the words.
I liked the idea and wanted to give it a try sometime this month. And well, since we are almost out of month I decided today would be the day.
Well then came the other challenge. What printed page? And I got the brilliant (HA!) idea of using Donald Trump's recent foreign policy speech. I mean, come on, that would be outstanding!
Except it was really hard. He repeats words. A lot. He leaves out common usage words that make things flow. And it was on foreign policy so it wasn't all too poetic to start with. But being stubborn I soldiered on. Soldiered...through the foreign policy...ha!
Then came another challenge. In a lot of found poetry people draw these great pictures or doodles around the words. Well, I am not artistic in that way. So how do I get them to stand out? I came up with something that works, I think. But that led to the next challenge.
How do I post it on this blog?
I settled for a scan of the original document and we will now see if I can get that to paste in here...
If you click the picture it will get a little larger. I also translated it here for you:
Speak to the randomness
chaos and visions
the timeless theme.
Then we heed history;
after a time.
Less foolishness and arrogance
Grow the idea.Experience surprise.
Vision. Purpose. Direction.
Not so great of a poem, but a really great challenge.