Thursday, January 9, 2014

Found Poem Challenge

One of today's Bout of Books activities is the Found Poem Challenge at Pen in Her Hand.
  1. Choose a book. I chose The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins from my to-be-read pile.
  2. Choose a number between 1 and 10. I chose 9.
  3. Open your book to a random page and count down your number of lines and over your number of words. Write that word down. Repeat this process until you have 14 words. The 9th word on the 9th line of my randomly chosen pages were Spearman, looked, can't, life, wretched, the, done, might, took, than, missing, on, well, her.
  4.  Delete 2 words (Spearman and than were my deletes) and add 2 words (should, vision)
  5. Arrange your words into a poem.
The life looked on:
Can't, might, should, missing, done.
Well, her wretched vision took.


  1. Hi Mary,

    This is great! I can so relate to the can't, might, should, missing, done. I've definitely been there and missed doing that! I haven't yet read The Moonstone though I know it was well received. Thank you for joining in!

  2. This made me smile! I love these kind of book-related challenges. Last year I think I took part in spine poem challenge, which was fun as well :)


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