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day 30 of 30…

So, while this may seem an ordinary Monday, it is the last day of National Poetry Month and the last day of National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), to which I have committed the full magazine, thirty days’ worth. To those who have provided prompts, poems and praise — in particular, Maureen Thorson (and here, and here), Robert Lee Brewer, Andrea Boltwood, Christopher J. Jarmick, Jennifer Bullis, Vince Gotera and Catherine Pritchard Childress, Cupcake Murphy, DPBowman, Buddah Moskowitz and especially Luther AllenTHANK YOU!

After today’s flurry of findings, I’ll resume whatever passes for normal here in chocolate is a verb land. I hope you’ll continue to drop in and, if you haven’t already, subscribe. To see this month’s previous postings, see below and then visit the wordages tab.

In conclusion, some reflections on found poetry…and what seems to be a prayer. Thanks for visiting.

found poem by j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg
found poems by j.i. kleinberg

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alphabetical non sequitur…

forgetting…

finding poetry…

How it happens…*

found poem by j.i. kleinberg
found poem by j.i. kleinberg

*One of today’s prompts was to write a poem that started with the words The trouble is ____. I set upon the task with optimism, pawing through the two-foot-high stack of magazines that comprise my raw materials. There was no shortage of words to complete that sentence, but with increasing urgency I found myself looking for trouble. Looking for trouble. While its meaning was everywhere, the word trouble was nowhere. The whole enterprise began to feel like an exceedingly bad way to start the day. So I dropped it. Within a minute or two, the strange wordage above materialized and seemed to explain the very process of found poetry.

once a kid, always a kid…

overheard…

finding frenzy…

NaPoWriMo day 23…

Sunday two-fer…

Starting with a number of perfectly reasonable prompts, I ignored them entirely and just let the words find each other…

found poem by j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg
found poems by j.i. kleinberg

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Maureen Thorson’s prompt for day 21 is from Vince Gotera (mentioned before on these pages), who’s a particular fan of hay(na)ku. In fact, Vince coined the name for the three-line form invented by Eileen Tabios. The form is simple: three lines, made up of one word, two words and three words, respectively, with no restriction on content or syllables. Multiple hay(na)ku can be combined into longer poems. Or not.

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ hay(na)ku
found poem by j.i. kleinberg

Let’s travel…

Day 20 combines two prompts: a travel poem and one that begins Let’s

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ let's travel
found poem by j.i. kleinberg
many more at wordages tab

Day 19 bonus!

Today’s prompt is to write a life event poem. Along the way to the first, I found the second, also, I suppose, a sort of a life event.

found poem by j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg
found poems by j.i. kleinberg

un-lulled…

unprompted…

NaPoWriMo 16…

prompted…

Day Fourteen…

Today’s prompts — a doomsday poem, a sonnet — don’t quite hit the mark, so here’s a little random wordage.
found poem by j.i. kleinberg
found poem by j.i. kleinberg

Friday the 13th…

something…

Today’s prompt comes from Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides: use the phrase Something _____ as the title of your poem, replacing the blank with a word and writing from there.
found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ something _____
found poem by j.i. kleinberg

Want more NaPoWriMo? Say hello to Brooklyn poet-philosopher-alchemist Lynne Desilva-Johnson, aka Luna Parker at The Trouble with Bartleby.

sensing day 11…

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