When I downloaded the “random words” app on my iPad, I had no idea it was National Poetry Month. Instead, I was looking for a way to jumpstart my creativity in a meeting that was sucking the life out of me. Interestingly, the poem below based on an image I chose from my files and the words generated from the app actually inspired me to do more found word writing, ie to be more aware of the words, phrases, and messages in my world and to transform them into art.
For the month of April, I will be writing down grafitti, bumper stickers, quotes, etc. and doing short writings on why they intrigued me or simply passed me by in the past and transforming that into poetry. I won’t make you sit through all that processing, but I may post a poem or two … we will see.
What are you doing for National Poetry Month?
- “National Poetry Month: Poetry Pictures” and related posts (smallworldathome.blogspot.com)
- National Poetry Month interview with Norbert Krapf – Part 1 (iupress.typepad.com)
- Poems for National Poetry Month (Hermana Resist)