Friday, October 7, 2016

Found Poetry - Whelk Wisdom

Last weekend I was privileged to attend the PFA Day / WWU Poetry Camp in Bellingham, WA. Holy-wow it was amazing! On Friday night the indefatigable poet-extraordinaire Robyn Hood Black  led a Found Poetry workshop. So. Much. Fun. Robyn expertly and gently guided us through the exercise until we ended up with poetic pieces of art - even I managed to create something in my sleep deprived fog! Below is the tiny poem I "found" on a vintage flash card provided by Robyn: (edited with more ink dabs so it would make sense after I actually had a full night's sleep ;)






















Here is the poem in a larger format so you can see the few words more clearly:






















Check out Robyn's wonderful etsy Literary Art Boutique called artsyletters where you can find something for everyone - including yourself!

This week's Poetry Friday roundup is being hosted by the fabulous Violet Nesdoly who I was lucky enough to meet in person at the Poetry Camp celebration. So fun to meet online poetry friends in person!

Click here to get to Violet's blog

26 comments:

  1. Love it! Sounds like everyone had such a wonderful time at the camp.

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    1. Thank you, Sally! This is the camp we should all experience. =)

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  2. Leave it to Robyn to make poetry a hands-on experience! Cool poem-art, Bridget.

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    1. Thanks, Tabatha! Yes, Robyn is the best at connecting dots of people and poetry and art. Such a fun experience. =)

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    1. Thanks, Liz! It is a good reminder for me to see value in my mistakes - unfortunately I have too many opportunities to do so. =)

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  4. I love this, Bridget. And it was wonderful meeting you at poetry camp.

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    1. Thank you, Doraine, it was fabulous to meet you, too. =)

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  5. You've told quite a bit of advice in your "found" poem, Bridget. How wonderful that you got to work with Robyn, & be at Poetry Camp!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! Yes, I feel very fortunate to have been included with that amazing group of poets. But I do confess that I felt out of my element with all the rock stars of poetry. =)

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  6. Nice found poem! How fun to meet the others and work with Robyn. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jama! Yes, meeting everyone and working with Robyn were amazing experiences. =)

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  7. I have been seeing memories and snippets from the poetry camp everywhere today, what an incredible you all must have had, and so much inspiration to take home with you!

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    1. Thank you, Jane! Yes, this camp was life changing on multiple levels. =)

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  8. Robyn's workshop might have been my favorite part of the whole camp experience! Nice job with your found poem, Bridget– love the art and the message.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! Yes, Robyn's workshop was SO amazing even in my sleep deprived state. =)

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  9. Love your found poem, Bridget! And yes, it was so amazing to meet folks like you in person. Hope another Poetry Camp happens again sometime.

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    1. Thank you, Violet! It was delightful to meet you, too. Yes, another Poetry Camp would be amazing...fingers crossed. =)

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    1. Thanks, Kat! I try to keep my mistakes (for which I have many) in perspective. =)

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  11. I love your poem! I loved the process and can't wait to try more.

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    1. Thank you, Jone! Yes, found poems are a new-to-me form that I want to explore further. It was good to meet you in WA. =)

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  12. Love the poem, and sympathize with the sleep-deprivation. Wish I could have been there.

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    1. Thank you, Brenda! Sleep-deprivation is the pits. I wish you could have been there, too. =)

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  13. Bridget! So excited to (belatedly) read this post. (& Thanks for the kind words.) LOVE what you came up with.
    It was wonderful to see you again. I know you're off traveling now - sorry to be so late to this party, but we got orders to plan evacuating last Tuesday after returning Mon. night. Life has been topsy-turvy. Hoping to make it back home tomorrow!
    --I won't be able to look at any "freak shells" in quite the same way again, after your poem. :0)
    XO

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    1. Thank you for commenting at all, Robyn, with all that you have been going through. Yes, seeing you again and participating in your workshop was wonderful. Looking forward to playing with this found poem form more often thanks to you. =)

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