A “Found” Poem

I’m not much of a poet. Poetry has never been a literary form I felt  drawn to or capable of executing well.  But when I discovered the concept of  “found ” poem I felt a bit more hopeful and thought it would be fun to give it a try. A found poem is essentially the literary equivalent of a collage made up from existing texts that have been re-fashioned and then presented as a poem.

So …here is my “found” poem. Twelve sentences, one for each month of 2016 and each one taken from a different post that I wrote this past year.It is titled The  Horse Overheard because they may not speak our language but they ‘hear’everything.

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THE HORSE OVERHEARD

Or…you may fall in love with him.

I can’t do this . I just can’t do this.

Just go with it. Enjoy it!

It’s all about perspective really.

 

He’s a lot of horse today!

Where are your legs? Are they on holiday?

 

Slap the rider! Pat the horse!

Am I being a wimp?

We competed Prix St. George at a local show.

That’s the slowest canter I’ve ever seen. Go! Go! Go!

 

A great team with a heart of gold.

I will be riding from the heart.

So there you have it! My “found” poem. The occasional rhyme and not much rhythm but I leave the real poetry to others.

Happy New Year ,Dear Readers and best wishes to you all for 2017.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. nathaswami says:

    Wish you a very happy New year !

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    1. anne leueen says:

      And the same to you!

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  2. Poetry, poems, are for all. Just dive in. Happy New Year!!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you for the encouragement. Happy New year to you too!

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  3. Aks Thariani says:

    It came out beautifully! Kudos to you, I tried doing the same myself but couldn’t come up with anything good. Also, a very happy new year to you too 🙂

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you! It was fun to do this but I will still leave real poetry to others. happy new year to you!

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  4. You should write more poems!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you but I’m not too sure about being a poet. Happy New Year to you!

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