"News print poetry", a form of "found poetry" or "blackout poetry." I took one story from the Orlando Sentinel newspaper each day and transformed it into a poem by creatively selecting words from the story. The words are kept in their original order and no words were added. The 2012 project is completed, but I add new poems from time to time.
I commented on my progress, and about writing in general, on a companion blog: http://newsprintpoetry.blogspot.com.
protestors use hand gestures to express their opinions. Wriggling
fingers upward shows approval. Wriggling
fingers downward shows disapproval.
demonstrator’s gesticulations serve an essential function.
allows speakers to state their ideas free of interruption— The
interruption of positive applause or dismissive booing.
is much more civilized than shouting.
emphasizes listening. Hand-waving
invites open communication.
creative methods of communication function.
current political discourse is stuck in the Dark Ages. “Jazz
hands” may be a viable alternative to all the noise.
The wriggling of the fingers up or down has another benefit—it
gives immediate feedback to the speaker.It reminds me of the “people meters’ used in by market researchers—turn
the dial to express you approval or disapporval in real time.