"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.
aggressive, Obama went
after his challenger attacking Romney
his plans for
folks at the top play
by a different set of rules, lower
tax rates for the wealthy.
things that are not true. Romney
the defensive. Romney’s
not adding up.
Obama is back, handily winning the
second debate. I don’t know what was wrong with Obama at the first debate;
maybe he was just exhausted.
Obama called Romney out on his
lies.Governor Romney, when the
moderator has to intercede to tell you that you are not speaking the truth, you
might as well just pack up and go home.
Romney’s demeanor at the debate showed
who is is—an arrogant bully.At the
first debate he sported a smug smile, during this debate he had a tight
smile.The smug smile said “Ha Ha I’m
winning;” the tight smile said “I’m losing.”
At the first debate I thought he wanted
to break out into a victory dance.At
the second debate, I thought he wanted to stomp his foot through the floor like
reminds me of Rumplestiltskin--
consumed by his desire for gold, exploiting the
weak, furious in defeat--