Friday, February 5, 2016

Found Object Poetry

Writing colleague, Laura Shovan, sent out an invitation to create alongside of her in February for her 2016 Found Object Poem Project. In addition, she asked for photos to be sent in. I contributed a couple of photos that I thought were not only interesting but thought-provoking.

While I missed writing poetry for the project on Days 1-3, I am jumping in now to write poems based on the found objects for Day 4 and 5. 


Day 4

You whirl, sputter, roar
to cool summer days
as thick as pea soup.
Oh, gadget of necessity,
your task is never done.
You should ask for
overtime pay.
©CVarsalona, 2016


Day 5

Found Object Poem contributor, Matt Forrest Esenwine,
calls this found object “Tomato Moon.”

Not two peas in a pod.
Not two beans on a pad
but
two simple valentines 
linked
creating
one tomato moon,
filling the spaces of 
my February heart-
peacefully co-joined,
artfully sculptured,
waiting for a receiver.
©CVarsalona, 2016


 Happy Valentine's Day!

©CVarsalona, 2016


If you have not seen the invitation to my upcoming gallery, Winter Wanderings, please access it here. I welcome you to offer your perspective on winter in your locale through a digital composition of a poem and photo. Please encourage students to lend their voice to the creative challenge. The deadline for submission is March 4th.





Tricia Stohr-Hunt is the host of Poetry Friday today. Please visit her site, The Miss Rumphius Effect here to read her poem, Pablo's Cat, and the offerings of the Poetry Friday community of writers.