When it rains
may I have a spoon?
I’d like to go out there
to the back yard–
Pushing at that edge,
I’ll handle the stuff.
I recommend the dozer.
It’s the same project.
The water should move
off of the highway,
redirect to the pond–
work in our direction.
The neighbor is calmed down,
he’s high — that’s what I heard.
I’m anxious –can I help,
anything else for you, for him?
Whatever they don’t take–
the rest, we’re just securing it.
Where the water comes, what is
it that’s left– and that’s not fair?
I told her last night if you can’t
excuse me today, I understand.
POETIC FORM: An out-and-about Poem
To earn the “All Ears” badge, take a public journey of your choosing. For instance, you might sit on your local bus or train for an hour, walk around the mall, visit a museum or even just walk down the street in an area with a lot of foot traffic. Keep an open ear to the conversations around you and jot down the phrases and words you overhear. Craft a poem composed of those fragments and take a picture during your journey to post alongside your poem. For examples of overheard poetry, visit Laura J. Davies’ “Overheard Poetry” page at http://cargocollective.com/laurajdavies/Overheard-Poetry. Cite the starting point and end point of your journey 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: brunch at Panera