Found Poetry

Write of Passage

While practicing a new Zentangle pattern, a thought came to me about the Intro to Poetry class. While taking it, I skipped over the Found Poetry suggestion. I remember I had to learn more about what Found Poetry is, and that I wasn’t quite ready to tackle it.

The topic kept intruding into my thoughts as I proceeded to today’s tangle. While drawing, it occurred to me that I could select a handful of phrases from a book I’m currently reading (well, re-reading). I picked up my tablet and started jotting down phrases as I came to them. At the end of the chapter, I looked at my selection and began rearranging the phrases, tossing aside those that didn’t seem to fit. Using only the selected phrases (from pages 52-54 of Charles Stross’s The Jennifer Morgue),here is what I came up with.


“Tell me you’re joking.”

I paused…

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