Grief aches the soul. From In the Zoo, and pages 298-299 Requiem was found.
Only a few more days of Pulitzer Remix and National Poetry Month. What have been your favorite entries?
Consternation was found on pages 242-243 of the story The Mountain Day. In scanning the pages a particular line caught my attention because it was so very contrary to the flow of the rest of the text on these particular two pages. I knew I wanted to use that line in a literal sense though it referred to a brief, short fall of rain.
From the story The Healthiest Girl in Town, pages 212-213, the poem entitled The Cure was found. For this poem, the ending was a quandary. You will see the final selection when your read The Cure. The alternate ending would have added this line: “I have to get things ready.” Read the poem as written, then read it adding this line to the end. Which do you prefer?
The story The Interior Castle was mined for today’s found poem, entitled Betrayal, from pages 190-191.
For this poem, I wanted to use the line, “I’ll order some more coffee for you.” In early drafts, I thought to begin the poem with the line. Working with the text brought a different emplacement.
Found in the story The Bleeding Heart, on pages 164-165 was the poem Household Mystery.
I departed from the basic form of the preceding poems in the project which all make use of line pairs, each stanza with an even number of lines, even when the stanzas themselves have a different number of lines. Household Mystery was the first poem in this series that did not use line pairs, but moved to stanzas each with three lines.