picture + form = Seek and Ye Shall Find

 (i)*National Poetry Month 2021

To celebrate I am sharing a picture and poetic form - everyday in April!

1 April: Lizard Toe

2 April: Open Wide

3 April: Who Am I?

4 April: Cone-y Island Dog

5 April: Happy Birthday, Colleen!

6 April: Watermark Moon

7 April: GOTCHA!

8 April: Snow Kidding

9 April: I 'der' to Learn German

10 April: Labyrinth Enlightenment

11 April: Hoverbird

12 April:Lucky Ducky

13 April: Stone Faced

14 April: Let's Dance!

15 April: Optimism

16 April 2021 picture + form: Seek and Ye Shall Find

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

smile 

and walk

in 

the library 

to find

personal Zen

hidden 

on 

a low shelf

silently pleased

 ©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

picture: page 28 from this book: Vicious by V.E. Schwab


 

 

 

 

 

 

poetic form: Blackout Poem

  • a form of 'found' poetry
  • select words in newspaper, book, etc. that catch your interest 
  • then redact words you don't want 

 For Poetry Friday enjoy a buffet of delectable poetry treats at Jama's Alphabet Soup!


 

32 comments:

skanny17 said...

Oh this is a great one!!! Love it and FOUND poems can be varied, but this type requires some good perusing and planning. Nice!
Janet Clare F.

Tabatha said...

Great work, Bridget! (I find blackout poems soooo tough to make!)

KatApel - katswhiskers.wordpress.com said...

I love blackout poems. And zentangle poems. Gotta love things hidden on a low shelf. (Or not! For tall people!🤦‍♀️)

jama said...

Wonderful!! Blackout poems are always fascinating and surprising. A little like detective work. :)

Linda B said...

Maybe I should try this for my 'wabi-sabi' writing, Bridget. You make it look so easy! : ) I bet you were smiling to find that "silently pleased".

author amok said...

Perfection! I love the zen of a library -- your poem has the feel of silence among all those books.

Linda Mitchell said...

What wonderful finds on this page! And, nice title.

Ruth said...

So fun!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Janet Clare! Yes, my attempt at a black out poem took a while. I looked through various books for 'source' material, but ultimately took my daughter's recommendation for this book. Glad I did! :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Tabatha! Yep, ain't gonna lie, this took some time...and a lot of effort. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Kat. Low shelves are the only advantage of being a shorty...of which I am. ;)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Jama! Yep, it took some time to hunt down some cohesive word choices. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Yes, Linda, I was pleased...it was a long slog to get to that one line. I'd love to see your blackout poem if you add it to your wabi-sabi writing. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Laura! Yes, libraries are my happy place. (Even the ones here in Switzerland where only .5% of the books are in English.)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda! My daughter loves this book and felt it lent itself to a blackout poem because one of the characters creates blackout poems. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Ruth!

Cathy said...

The low shelf for the win! What a delightful way to find a poem. (And the equation works too!)

Janice Scully said...

clever equation! I love how the words pop out into a poem, like the poetry book on the library shelf.

Buffy Silverman said...

"hidden on a low shelf" feels very meta--perfect to find in a found poem.

Mary Lee said...

Well played! Blackouts are HARD!!

Rose Cappelli said...

Nice job with this! I know this form and have done other types of found poems, but never a blackout. Love the "silently pleased" at the end. Very fitting for a library.

Michelle Kogan said...

Lovely Zen poem you've pulled from that page, and you found it, thanks Bridget!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Cathy! Amazing what we can find on a low shelf...and in my daughter's book. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Janice! It took a while to get those words to "pop", but it was worth it when they did. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Buffy! Yeah, that meta feeling was not lost on me. :)

Bridget Magee said...

True that, Mary Lee! Thanks! :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Rose! I am usually 'silently pleased' when I am in a library. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Michelle! Took a while to get to that Zen, but glad I stuck it out. :)

Christie Wyman said...

Not easy to do, but this is a great blackout, Bridget. Personal Zen, indeed.

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Wonderful, Bridget. I love how the poem you found is 180 degrees counter to the title of the book.

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Christie! I enjoy this form,but there were a lot false starts getting to my Zen. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Indeed, Michelle! :)

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