Things I Like: honey roasted peanut butter, Blackwing soft lead pencils, The Bear (FX Series), truth, controlled chaos, runs with friends, oatmilk lattes, joggers, wide-ruled notebook paper, chukka boots, bucket hats, challenges, All Creatures Great and Small, Scandinavian design, University of North Carolina, solutions, cheese and crackers, foxes, wide sidewalks, routines, farm-to-table, blue skies, and thin wool socks
Full disclosure, my “Things I Like” list is pretty lame but it accomplishes my goal: to create an example of a found poem derived from a list. At the end of the week, I’d like my students to do the same: Create a poem using items from their list. I’ll emphasize the importance of specific word choice and variety of categories.
Word Play: a Found Poem
The solution to this chaos
is not honey bears,
Carolina foxes, or
The truth runs soft, like cheese,
runs contrary to the great design rule.
The challenge is with the friends you sock
not the pencil-thin ones you roast.
There is not a single university in the north
with enough wool
to knit hats or Scandinavian skies.
It will take boots on the sidewalks
and joggers who rule
to chukka the farm back to its oats.