Look at What I Found – a Retrospective Perspective

I got the idea of writing (or is it compiling) a found poem from the lines of my 10 favourite posts from Michelle W’s post on this week’s Discover Challenge – Retrospective. I will list these posts at the end of this piece. It is my effort to gather all the strands of 2016 in a fun way.

I love the name “found poems”. It reminds me of going for a walk on the beach to look for sea-shells, not knowing what I will find and being surprised by what I have collected at the end of it. And then arranging them in a pleasing display.

“Found poems take existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems. The literary equivalent of a collage, found poetry is often made from newspaper articles, street signs, graffiti, speeches, letters, or even other poems.

A pure found poem consists exclusively of outside texts: the words of the poem remain as they were found, with few additions or omissions. Decisions of form, such as where to break a line, are left to the poet.” (Poets.org)

I have taken sentences from my 10 favourite posts of this year and this is what has emerged and displayed in such a way that I hope you will find as pleasing as I do.

They say that home is where the heart is…

I know I wasn’t shipped to earth, bitten by a spider or caught in the blast of gamma radiation!

Remember, you can create your own happiness;

Think of someone who did something great.

There is a creative flow that attaches when synchronicity occurs,

It’s thin on the ground, so you see, Joburg is not snow country…

It’s something that I enjoy on the one hand because I don’t have to synchronise wishes and desires with anyone else about what to see.

Needless to say I didn’t do this for very long.

This is not a joke…

I’m so excited and can’t wait to start.


This found poem was found, collected and arranged from the following posts:

  1. A Tale of Two Countries 
  2. I Got Accepted…
  3. The Synchronicity Construct
  4. Note To Self: You Are Never Only “Just”
  5. I Live Among Superheroes
  6. Lego Pieces 
  7. My First 7 Jobs 
  8. Shared Journeys 
  9. Stream Of Consciousness
  10. My Origin Story: Mythologies And Narratives

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