"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.
kickboxing, yoga. Mix
it up; make it fun; take your
workout to the water.
pumping sound track
you moving. The
routine provides good cross-training.
the cardio easier. You’re
moving against the
resistance of the water.
the Swim Academy—
Pilates pool party.
I loved working out in the pool, first at my home
pool, and later at a sports club pool. It is great exercise.I sold my house with the pool, and I can’t
afford the club membership anymore.
I’m especially pleased that I was able to use an end-rhyme
scheme through the entire poem.Good meter,
too.It is really hard to do this when I
can only use the words in the news story without changing their order.This is the first time I’ve done it.