Sunday, December 09, 2007

I took notes on each poet's poem--for each poem read, I jotted down an image or two I found exciting, and I wrote down a few words from the last line of each poem, too.
I was not sure I would "do" anything with them, I just wanted a verbatim reminder of pieces of what I heard.I always regret not having the EXACT words I liked, to read later(of course, if books are available, one can get them, but some of these are new, or not yet in a book!)...
So...
In the new-found "tradition" of Karen Head, and Collin Kelley and others, here is my attempt at a "Found" poem--ALL THESE WORDS ARE FROM THE POEMS OF KATIE CHAPLE, JON GOODE, AND COLLIN KELLEY...ALL OF THE WORDS WERE SAID, ALBEIT IN VERY DIFFERENT CONTEXTS, BY THESE POETS,AT THE POETRY-AT-TECH READING, THIS PAST THURSDAY
So here goes my juxtaposing of these lovely words, into a "Found" poem:



Where lives lust, but here?
Sharp glint of belt buckles,
used to punctuate a man's body,
the taste of him on my lips.

Over the water to elsewhere,
far away from Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.

You remind me of someone I will forget.


Have a great Sunday!

5 comments:

Dustin said...

I'm love with "found" poems. I used 6 Beth Gylys poems to create a poem. Good times.

Poet with a Day Job said...

Excellent found poem!

Lisa Allender said...

Hi Dustin:that's right, you ARE into the "found" scene.
That's interesting you used lines from 6 poems of Beth's!
Dustin and PWADJ:
I had several pages of notes, but as u can see, only used a few lines--some from Katie,several from Coll, one long line from Jon Goode,etc..maybe this "found" poem will spur more people to buy these poets' books, cd's, etc., in order to see "who wrote what".

Sandra said...

Hi Lisa--

Thanks for nudging me towrd your blog, and especially these fun poetry posts! I'm glad to know you're down there doing good things in Atlanta. And please, I'd be honored to have you link to Chicks Dig Poetry. ; )

Cheers, Sandra

Lisa Allender said...

Sandra--thank you for stopping by! Your "Chicks Dig Poetry" is on my list!!
Visit again soon!