Winter always leads to spring. This found poem entitled Winter Seed Spring is sourced from pages 174-175, and from the story The Lippia Lawn.
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Today’s installment of Found Poetry for the Pulitzer Remix project is entitled Playtime. The source story for this poem was The Hope Chest, pages 116-117 of the The Collected Stores of Jean Stafford.
Just to recap – found poems look at existing text and then remix the words, producing an entirely new work. Consider the source text as a finite pool or bucket of words (resource) and the poet crafting the poem has the task to create something from only the resources at hand.
For my found poems in this project, all words come from the source. The only occasional exception is the title, which sometimes is also drawn from the source text but sometimes, like the poem itself, is a new reflection of the piece.
Today’s poem entitled Confession reminds us that destiny is not ours alone. Also sourced from the story Life is No Abyss, pages 106-107.
The found Poem Unyielding explores mortality, sourced from pages 94-95 and the story Life is No Abyss.
Today’s found poem is entitled Dinner. The story Caveat Emptor is the source text, pages 82-83. Food is such an intimacy when shared.
What makes a Well-Rounded Woman is the idea discussed in day four’s remix. Taken from the story Caveat Emptor this found poem looks at what is a woman’s real worth as reflected in culture and society. Pages 76-77 were the source text.
The story A Modest Proposal provides the source text for the next installment, Pan was found using pages 68-69. This found poem reflects upon isolation, infertility and drive for survival.
Using three stanzas of six lines, ten lines, then six lines again; this found poem entitled Femininity is an ode to the definition of womanhood and femininity, or perhaps a discussion from different perspectives.
The first poem from The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford was sourced from the first section of the Table of Contents. This first poem is entitled Advice to a Young Woman.
This post used 22 words as the pool for source text, with five being the word ‘the’, thus reducing the selection to 18 words. Using homonyms, the resultant found poem provides a bit of advice for someone.