Found Poetry

Found poetry is using a text where you choose certain words out to create your own “poetry”. I chose a page from my favorite book Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Love in the time of cholera.

The words were popping to my eyes from the text, I didn’t really need to look for any special meaning. As they popped I added some illustrations and finally I blacked out the rest of the text.

Close up to text

It says: “in honor of the ladies flowerpots, a bird of paradise accomplished what they wanted”… so that’s my poetry.


And my illustration: bird of paradise and some flowers painted with acrylics. Finally I added some stitches.

I am attaching my journal page to Journal 52.

About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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23 Responses to Found Poetry

  1. Jackie says:

    I like it! So cool how you picked out the words and added the painting afterward! Perfect! love the stitching too!

  2. Beautiful and unique!!

    Smiles, Saskia πŸ™‚

  3. Nancy B says:

    Love this idea and your pretty painting looks like folk art.

  4. ann krier says:

    Fun look – very simple works on black are amazing. great way to play with an old book. Happy PPF.

  5. j.ajabad says:

    Beautiful page! I think your technique can be considered blackout poetry! πŸ˜€

  6. Love your colorful page – the colors show up so well on the black page. Perfect words for a poem!

  7. Marit says:

    Thanks for submitting your found poetry page to the Found Poetry Friday list – I LOVE this way of ‘finding poems’ – using a page from a book and highlighting certain words to say something new… it’s not the easiest way to ‘find a poem’ but it is so rewarding! Your poem is great, and so is your art journal page!!!

  8. This bird is awesome!!! Very nice

  9. Annabelle says:

    Interesting piece.I never heard of “Blackout Poetry” but it’s intriguing and you have done a very lovely work with this technique.Adore the brilliant colours.

    Annabelle : )

  10. Carla says:

    Great found poem, love the black with the bright colors.

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