"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.
are homeless looking
for a warm bed, a
safe place to stay.
to put meals on
are organizations in your community
hard to ensure that your neighbors have
food, shelter, education.
need your help.
truly can make a difference.
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