"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.
my grandmother’s house. She
was a great cook.
hot potatoes— mashed
and roasted— lots
of peas, carrots, and parsley, onion
mom can cook, but
my grandmother’s cooking
Family dinners at grandmas may be a dying tradition.Many children today will have nothing but
take-out meals to remember, but if eaten around a table surrounded by family,
conversation, and love, those memories will still be precious.