PoMoSco Day 18

18 Apr

I’m going to get up May 1st and not know what to do with myself, aren’t I? The instructions for today’s poem are simple: Find a two page spread, in a book or magazine, and pick words and phrases you like. Keep them in the order found and create a poem. As with so many found poems, the source text is crucial: Letting Go.

Other open books:

Lori Brack: An interior artifact

Zann Carter: And All the Spaces of Our Past

Barbara C: Amazon

Misky: A Stream of Sky

Doug Luman: Self-portrait of City in Death Mask

Mary Bast: A Handmade Card

Jen Karetnick: To Make Pies So That the Birds May Be Alive in Them

Richard Walker: boxes and holes

Have fun!


Posted by on 18/04/2015 in exercises, poems, poetry, pomosco


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9 responses to “PoMoSco Day 18

  1. julespaige

    18/04/2015 at 12:14 pm

    I think you are very lucky at that type of thing finding poems in others words.

    I tried a new thing from an MLM prompt called the ‘Group Effect’.

    Maybe not this year…but maybe…

  2. Mr. Walker

    18/04/2015 at 2:28 pm

    Thank you for getting me to read Lori’s and Mary’s poems.

    • margo roby

      18/04/2015 at 2:51 pm

      I’m hooked on Lori, now, so always check her, and Mary’s an old friend from this challenge two years ago. This is fun, isn’t it!

      • Mr. Walker

        18/04/2015 at 3:15 pm

        It is fun. I’m getting to know some poets better – as well as finding new poets to follow.

  3. Misky

    18/04/2015 at 2:52 pm

    And Doug’s was very good, also.

    • margo roby

      18/04/2015 at 2:58 pm

      I love his structure. It allows for play.

  4. purplepeninportland

    05/05/2015 at 11:51 pm

    I used a short story in The Sun for my source. Nice to ‘see’ you again, Margo. I missed this site!
    Mine is up at:


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