It has been a while since I popped in over at the pub, I mean dVerse Poets pub! And this Thursday’s prompt is challenging, kind of. It is basically writing a found poem or a cento, but using our own poems with a specific set of rules in place.
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A Found Poem from Last Year’s First Eleven
Here are the rules for this
- write a ‘Found’ poem from your own Jan-November 2023 poems, choosing one poem per month
- write it as an 11 line list/catalog poem OR an 11 line verse poem (with or without stanzas) using only the first lines of the first verses of the chosen poems.
- The lines can be in any order, but keep the original word order in each line.
- you may only change the tense or personal pronouns
- you may add a conjunction or a preposition for continuity
- minor erasure at start or end of the original line is allowed
- enjambment can be helpful
- select your title from the 12th month or any of the previous months’ first lines
My Found Poem
So here is what I came up after the first set of poems/lines I picked (a few attempts here in reordering the lines before I was kind of remotely happy with what I read out loud)..
note: each line links to the original poems on my blog
In the land of Whimsy, one day
I pick up the phone to make a call
To my sunray, to my starlight,
Sweethearts two, they take up the space
Amidst waiting and delays, many stories were spun,
A picture book I thought it was
I keep forgettin’,
Infinity Is like a circle, simple not fancy..
~Vidya @ LadyInReadWrites
13 Random Things (Facts/To Do/Etcs)
Other than Writing a Found Poem
- It is January 11th and Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day apparently! So why not? I learned it here using this morse code translator – my name in Morse code is …- .. -.. -.– .-
- The 11th also happens to be International Thank You Day. So Thank You to all of you, my dear readers. Thank you for visiting, reading, commenting, and visiting, reading, commenting many times over and over!
- Plus, it is apparently No Longer New Year’s Day as well today. So a thing to not do at this point (until the next one comes along) – wishing people a happy new year 🙂
- January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, so why not get some information about it and/or spread awareness?
- World Sketchnote Day is on January 11 each year. I love doodling and I love taking notes, so I think I will use sketchnotes for a couple of AI classes that I am taking currently. Here is a reel for you about sketchnotes.
- I learned only yesterday that Indonesia is to get a new capital city this year. The name – Nusantara (meaning archipelago in Javanese); the location – the island of Borneo; the reason – Jakarta, the current capital is in danger of sinking + heavily congested. This has been in the news for the past few years but guessing came to my sight now because it is again in the news, for 2024 is when it is supposed to happen.
- President Roosevelt declared Grand Canyon a national monument on this date – January 11th – in 1908! It became a National Park in 1919.
- Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11th, 1755. Have you seen the musical Hamilton?
- Speaking of musicals, have you seen or are you going to see any of these movies/plays? Each of them is a musical in their own right. Barbie (though says not a full-blown musical), Wonka, and/or Mean Girls – the Musical? Let me know your thoughts/comments on them.
- Another author birthday for the 11th is Diana Gabaldon (Outlander series). Have you read the books/watched the show? What are your thoughts on them?
- Given it is the 11th, a number fact with the number 11 for you, and it is #11 on this list too, just because I can make it so. A million seconds is about 11 days; and guess what a billion seconds makes? Check the answer at the end of this list.
- And given that it is the 11th of the first month of the year, it means we also pass the first one million seconds of the year!
- A 11 year old girl named Venetia Burney from England gave the former planet Pluto its name.
- One last fact, and a ’11’ filled fact again for you. Until 2011, anything lower than 11% ABV was not legally considered alcohol!
Related Reads and More
- The Sketchnote Handbook is perfect for those beginning to take sketchnotes, and also for those who love taking sketchnotes already!
- And I love this one as well, aimed towards education (taking notes in class): How to Sketchnote: A Step-by-Step Manual for Teachers and Students
- If you know someone who loves the Hamilton musical and is musical themselves, then this book – Hamilton – Easy Piano – will make a great gift for them. (Hint: Valentine’s Day is coming soon)
- And this beautiful book set: Diana Gabaldon Outlander Series 8 Books Collection Set
And Now, the End of This Post
Dear reader, do you have any facts to share? Or things you plan to do? Which of these facts did you find the most fun? Do share any comments on this post as well.
Join in on Thursday 13 as well with me as I link up with others who post 13 anythings on Thursday!