(a remixing poem – haiku)


in the endless sky
the window washer
leaves a cleaner planet


POETIC FORM: A Remixing Poem (haiku)



To earn the Haiku Anew badge, start by selecting a haiku (or a few) written by another poet. Visit the Haiku Discomobulator at http://www.languageisavirus.com/haiku-discombobulater.html, enter your source haiku, and click “Discombobulate!”

Craft a new haiku (or series of haiku) from the resulting text, using the results in any order you choose.

Note: you may need to intervene in the resulting text to create a poem that fits the haiku structure while still making sense.

Literary journals like Frogpond (http://www.hsa-haiku.org/frogpond/), Acorn (http://acornhaiku.com/) and Bones (http://www.bonesjournal.com/index.html) publish haiku — start there if you’re having trouble finding your starting “source” haiku.

Credit your source haiku at the bottom of your post.


PoMoSco (Poetry Month Scouts)
Found Poetry Review’s 2015 National Poetry Month Project

– April 2015 – 213 poets joined together as a troop to earn digital merit badges for completing experimental and found poetry prompts.
– Prompts are divided into five categories – remixing, erasure, out and about, conceptual and chance operation.
– Each category offers six distinct badges to be earned.
– Poets choose their own source text.
– For more information, check out pomosco.com.

A dear friend and fabulous poet, Von Thompson, is a participant. When she told me about the challenge, I decided to play along at home.


SOURCE TEXT: Bones (http://www.bonesjournal.com/index.html)