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colors, flavors, whims and other growing things

wordages

These are some of my earliest efforts at found poetry as well as a few other word works.

found poem © j.i. kleinberg ~ ducks stop
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem © j.i. kleinberg ~ absolutists
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem © j.i. kleinberg ~ from over
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem © j.i. kleinberg ~ August
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem © j.i. kleinberg ~ festooned
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem © j.i. kleinberg ~ architect
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem © j.i. kleinberg ~ if it were
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem © j.i. kleinberg ~ right by the squirrels
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem © j.i. kleinberg ~ off the murmured
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem © j.i. kleinberg ~ A juicy thing
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem © j.i. kleinberg ~ you thought
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem © j.i. kleinberg ~ Iron
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem © j.i. kleinberg ~ Because
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem © j.i. kleinberg ~ sunroom
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem © j.i. kleinberg ~ mythical
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem © j.i. kleinberg ~ responsive
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg - packaged in
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem © j.i. kleinberg ~ something
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg - knowing
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg - wished
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg - her son's
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ wham, bam
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ promote
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ the prose bump
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ stop calling
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg - During the
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ a songbird
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ the founding
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg - Balancing
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ of moths
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ I like sweet things
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ next to the lens
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ stylish language
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ detective
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ the pond
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ hauntingly fauna
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ lacy women
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ the pungent ceiling
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ the hammock
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ your noticing
found poem © j.i. kleinberg


found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ layers
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ extreme tomato
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ Have you been
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ on our lips
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ friends are decorations
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ space full of place
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ the brunt of should
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ lines can think
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ to create breezes
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ a new falling
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ to collaborate
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ Memorial Day
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ introducing the brain
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ come in
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ Yeah, Cupcake
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

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

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

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ angry hunger
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ advice
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

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

found poem by j.i. kleinberg
found poem © j.i. kleinberg (version 1)

found poem by j.i. kleinberg
found poem © j.i. kleinberg (version 2)

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ dear moon
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ to move the cheese
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ ekphrastic
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

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

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

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

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

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ alphabet
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ forgetting
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

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

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ overheard
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

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

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

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ morning
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

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

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

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

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ let's travel
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

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

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

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ food lullaby
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

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

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ snail
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ prompted
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ unlucky
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ something _____
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ borrow
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ animal
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ visitor
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

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

published in the “Scary Bush” section of Menacing Hedge, Summer 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

administration by j.i. kleinberg
administration © j.i. kleinberg

verb verse
stamp © j.i. kleinberg

Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action ~ detail
Affirmative Action basket © j.i. kleinberg 1976
plaited paper ~ 12″ high ~ rubber-stamped YES, filled with NO

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

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

ornament j.i. kleinberg
ornamenting the season with gratitude © j.i. kleinberg 2011

chanukkah wishes by j.i. kleinberg
Chanukkah wishes © j.i. kleinberg 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

prayer
prayer © j.i. kleinberg

remembering: other Septembers
September 1, 1939 ~ September 11, 2001 | poem W. H. Auden ~ collage © j.i. kleinberg

Placard design by Egress Studio
Pedestrian’s Lament © j.i. kleinberg

jik ~ ART/LIFE March1984
page from ART/LIFE © j.i. kleinberg

S card by j.i. kleinberg
an incomplete alphabet ~ postcard © j.i. kleinberg

wired by j.i.kleinberg
wired © j.i. kleinberg 2011
wire, button, pun
created in an off-the-page poetry workshop with Nance Van Winckel

concrete poem by j.i. kleinberg
sometimes i make baskets © j.i. kleinberg 1977

paperworks © j.i. kleinberg
paperworks © j.i. kleinberg 1984
paper, ink, glue, cotton yarn
detail photo and discussion here

Mmmmm
an incomplete alphabet ~ postcard © j.i. kleinberg

jik ~ ART/LIFE February 1984
page from ART/LIFE © j.i. kleinberg

wordhash
wordhash ~ postcard © j.i. kleinberg

salmon dreams
Salmon streams, salmon dreams, chill and sharp, rocks rub round and clinking, scales scrape. Salmon streams, salmon dreams, thrill and stark, ice melt torrent to the sea as we push up and up: return. The magnet’s draw, the leaning urge, the thrust, the memory. No lure, no eagle’s call, no bait, no fly, no pause. Just this: wildness. The moon’s cool pull, the whipping sun, the night’s dark dream. Salmon dreams of salmon streams. Spent, jaw slung. Went, and done.
art and words © j.i. kleinberg 2007
created and sold to benefit Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association

postcard ~ I
an incomplete alphabet ~ postcard © j.i. kleinberg

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12 responses to “wordages

  1. Jerry Davis January 27, 2012 at 9:01 am

    wonderful, wonderFUL, WONDERFUL!
    JD

  2. Cupcake Murphy February 29, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I could read and look at these all day.

  3. jik March 1, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Thanks, Cupcake. They’re really fun to make, too!

  4. gonerustic September 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    My favourite – ‘the pirate sheep have found their sweaters’ ! =D

  5. jik September 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Thank you so much!

  6. T. Clear August 12, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Wow! Amazing stuff here! (I arrived via your facebook postcard poetry fest post.)

  7. jik August 13, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Thank you so much from the garden of fading hydrangeas!

  8. christinavarga May 27, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I’m absolutely loving your blog! The combinations of the the words and the aesthetically pleasing way you lay them out into beautiful poems is so unique and lovely! Looking forward to reading more!

  9. jik May 27, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Thank you SO much, Christina! Appreciate your visit and your comment!

  10. Mark Gorman February 11, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Hi there, I love the way you present your poems!!! I have written a poem for my girlfriend and would like to post it to my background picture on Valentine’s day. Can you teach me how to do this??….or help me out??

  11. jik February 11, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    You don’t give a lot of info, but there are probably various ways to combine words and image. You could open your image in something like photoshop, then put the words onto the image, or you might be able to do the same thing in Word, PowerPoint, etc., by importing an image into a document then adding a text box for your text. OR you could use a scanner (you could print out your background image, then paste the words of your poem onto it and scan it) or your phone….
    Hope that helps! And thanks for visiting!

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