NaPoWriMo: Day 30

 

poem

 

The final post for NaPoWriMo! This found poem was constructed from an excerpt from What We Talk about When We Talk about Love, a short story by Raymond Carver, borrowed from the collection Where I’m Calling From.

I hope you enjoyed my project of ekphrastic haiku and erasure poetry. Please let me know which ones were your favourites!

 

 

NaPoWriMo: Day 28

 

A reason to get out of bed in the morning

Paradise, to our gaze
the far horizon is shrouded
in historic meaning. We are children
with dangerous beliefs. Our windows

become lies — the modern creed,
a lodestar to subordinate
fervent imaginations. Horizons
are the lifeblood after all.

 

This found poem was constructed from selected fragments taken from the book “Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There” by Rutger Bregman.

Digital collage art by myself.

 

 

NaPoWriMo: Day 24

delicate_work_3

 

Delicate work

Time’s finest strands are handwoven
in calloused palms

Centuries of pernickety traversing,
we tirelessly produce

all of humanity,
our collective existence.

 

This found poem was made from a beautiful poem called “Timelessness” by Asmita Patwardhan. Asmita very kindly allowed me to choose a poem from her Instagram page for my project!

 

 

NaPoWriMo: Day 20

lyrics to Sophie by Arlo Parkspoem

 

Another experiment into projective verse. This time with words and fragments borrowed from the lyrics to Sophie by Arlo Parks.

As I have mentioned before, I have been quite active on Instagram. I chose this platform because I’m a visual person and I like to see the creative ways in which poets present their work there.

Poetry on Instagram is more than just “instapoetry”. There are many genuinely talented poets and artists on the platform. It can be such an inspiring place to spend some time!