Badge: Quiet On Set
Directive: Listen to TV show,
podcast, etc. at least 30 minutes. No stopping, rewinding, etc. Note
words and phrases, use them as source text - deletions can be made, but
you must retain the order in which they were heard.
Ask Permission To Enter The Forest
PoMoSco - Day 18
Badge: Open Book
Directive: Open book or
magazine to 2-page spread.Scan pages for words and phrases to use. Poem
must be created by using only words in source text and only in the order
My Source Text: Gaston Bachelard. The Poetics of Space
(As I wrote to another PoMoSco poet, using Bachelard for found poetry almost feels like cheating –
the poetry is there on every page like Easter eggs just laying unhidden
on the lawn!)
And All The Spaces Of Our Past
PoMoSco - Day 17
Badge: Spelling B
Directive: Using a "seed phrase" and a source text, put them into the "Diastic Poem Generator" - which chooses words from the source text based on the letters of the seed phrase. Poems must be found by deleting words - remaining words must be used in order.
Over The Heart Always Through
PoMoSco - Day 16
Directive: Enter text selection
into online "blender" - Use words & phrases from resulting mix-up -
in the exact order they appear.
My source text: Plant Healer Magazine No. 14, Vol. IV, Issue II, p. 188. PDF
The Body Can Flourish In This Unlikely Place
PoMoSco -Day 15
Badge: As Advertised
Directives: Find a public
bulletin board and create a poem using only words found on postings.
Take a picture of the bulletin board & post with poem.
Used the board at Tater 'n' Joe's Cafe, where we have our monthly poetry readings.
Badge: Survey Says
Directive: Create a 5-10 question survey and distribute it. Craft a poem using only the words in the answers
My survey was about fear.
Sometimes The Dark
PoMoSco - Days 11, 12, 13
PoMoSco - Day 11
Badge: Haiku Anew
Directives: Choose a haiku and using the Haiku Discombobulator , create another.
My source: an Issa haiku
My discombobulated haiku:
PoMoSco - Day 12
Badge: Pinch an Inch
Directives: Draw an inch-wide column down a page or pages of source text, either left, right or down the middle. Create a word bank using only words found in that inch. Craft a poem from them.
My source: Plant Healer Magazine No. 14
(This is an gorgeous, useful digital magazine, check it out if you are an herb/plant lover)
This is another found poem that turned out to be quite personal, about my mother with Alzheimer's.
PoMoSco - Day 13
Badge: Picture It
Directives: Use erasure/redacting techniques to bring out words for a poem, add visuals to the page with drawing, collage, etc.
Burch, Noel. Theory of Film Practice.
Structures of Aggression