‘A Rose By Any Other Name’ — a found poem

19 Apr

A “found poem” is a poem you find when reading anything at all that doesn’t happen to already be a poem — a newspaper clipping or headline, a novel, a bill board. The more you read, the more likely you’ll find a line or phrase or paragraph that stands out as particularly beautiful or poignant.

Poetic.

My favorite poetry does not have end rhyme or obvious cadence. I like poetry that’s more subtle, that’s found in interesting line breaks or internal rhyme (rhyming a word in the middle of one line with a word in the middle of a line two or three below). That makes found poetry that much more beautiful to my ear.

I found this one in “Strange Son:”

A Rose By Any Other Name

It was nice meeting you Sun.
I shall call you

Sun

because you have that shine on your
smile.

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One Response to “‘A Rose By Any Other Name’ — a found poem”

  1. lazfreedman April 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm #

    I like this very much,

    Laz

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