Bursting Beauty (Badge Book 2015 “On Demand” Found Poem)

Published November 8, 2017 by kdorholt

The “On Demand” found poem was a multi-step poem using different websites. We were to start by coming up with an unlikely word combination. I chose “orange banana.” We could “make up our own, choose words at random from a source text, or use a generator like the one at JimPix (http://jimpix.co.uk/words/random-username-generator.asp) to come up with  words.” Then we were to visit Google and do a search of our chosen word combination without quotes. From the results page(s) we were to write a poem from words in page titles and short descriptions provided.

Creating is
bursting beauty
that will grow
passionate, perfect,
like love . . .
(I do.)
(As you wish.)

Experience it
developing, delectable
warm sweetness,
refreshing your
every day.
Standby . . .

Source Words: Orange Banana


The Whole Idea Is to Make Your Mouth Water, Really (Badge Book 2015 “Order’s Up” Found Poem)

Published November 8, 2017 by kdorholt

For the “Order’s Up” found poem, we were challenged to visit a local restaurant, bar or coffee shop and snag a copy of the menu, and write a poem using only words and phrases found on the menu.

Our canvas
juicy, just
a stone’s throw
from heaven,
a patio pergola
shade letting in
the skies
plenty comfortable,
water running
from rocks
in winter
Christmas lights




Source: Parkside 23 Restaurant Menu. Brookfield, WI

Poem of Pain (Badge Book 2015 Pinch-an-Inch Found Poem)

Published November 8, 2017 by kdorholt

This is a Badge Book 2015 Pinch-an-Inch found poem. We were to find an article with intriguing words and use only words found in an inch of vertical text for a poem.


Poem of Pain

Look, Speaker,
that burned newspaper
of this century,
will serve as witness
to the poem of pain:
those shrouded bodies,
figures of fingers,
tumultuous towers,
a true, terrible plainness,
unthinkable, beyond
inevitable heartbreaking things
circumscribe women in line
under hard-won courage.

Doty, Mark. “Can Poetry Console a Grieving Public?” Poetry Foundation.
Web. 28 March 2015.

*Every Woman’s Dream (crowdsource poem/badge book/found poem)

Published October 16, 2017 by kdorholt

(This is a crowdsource poem. I used information I gathered from many people in a public place about the topic of their engagement, combined ideas to write one poem,)

My perfect paradise–
the summer sunrise
a castle in France
the ring glimmered
stunning than
strobe lights–
in his waiting hand

On that park bridge
on one knee
such hope claimed
his face like
the hero in
Nicholas Spark’s novel
or passionate play–
all Romeo and Juliet–
He used a
language I
could understand
while the wind
whistled and
whirled a song
my heart stopped
then beat faster,
I heard every word
*the word: engaged

*So Often Eyes (badge book/found poem)

Published October 16, 2017 by kdorholt

So often
our eyes
brown, blue, green
see cosmetic nothing
take for granted

From: Blue Eyes Originated from a Single Ancestor Thousands of Years Ago
Read more at http://www.onlybestofwebs.com/2015/02/03/blue-eyes-originated-single-ancestor-thousands-years-ago/#Otw7W1G3gGGlq4eo.99



*The Power of Poetry (blender poem/ badge book/found poem)

Published October 16, 2017 by kdorholt

Feelings to words
convey the intimacy
on a day
Like September 11th

intimacy and physicality
that greater role
no other art form
can boast

the amazing
consoling power
The Power of

relied upon solace

Pinsky, Robert. “The Power of Poetry to Console.” On Point with Tom Ashbrook. Np. November 2001 at 10:00 AM. Web. 4 April 2015.

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