"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.
the last day of
the hurricane season, a
disturbance pops up in
the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
threat to Florida
threat to any other land area. It
will drift north out to sea— and
just ... die.
a tropical storm, it
will be named Valerie.
The official hurricane season ended
yesterday, November 30.Unfortunately,
hurricanes don’t have calendars.
Florida was spared this year, for the
seventh year in a row.It seems the
hurricanes went North this year.I feel
so bad for the victims of Isaac and Sandy; they wer hit much harder than I ever
was here in Orlando.Although, I will
never forget Charlie.