"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.
knows ceremony— staged
a whimsical Olympic
celebration of creativity,
celebration of exuberance, a
celebration of generosity, with
an overall air of frivolity.
extravaganza of contrasts,
tributes, music, honoring
given to irreverence.
parade of athletes,
lighting of the caldron, the
Queen declaring open the
Olympic Summer Games.
The opening ceremony of the Olympic Summer Games in London
was a magnificent extravaganza celebrating all things British.It began with a pastoral tableau that morphed
before our eyes into the London of the Industrial Revolution ,and then morphed
again into modernity.
This poem does not do it justice.The ceremonies were dramatic, beautiful, and
used technology to the hilt to amaze the audience.The reporter wrote a boring article, so I
didn’t have much to work with. I hope you saw it On TV last night. No, I hope you saw it in the actual stadium. I wish that I could have been there.