NaPoWriMo 2011 Poem & Prompt for April 29, 2011 29/30

April 29, 2011

It’s the 29th day of NaPoWrimo.

What should we write today?  How about something brand new.  That almost no one has ever done before?  That’s worthy of the 29th day of this crazy challenge isn’t it?

How about a unique twist on a found poem?  Teresa came up with a new one.

We will call it a Found Fan/Drape poem.   Take a page from a newspaper, cut it in half so it’s about 11 inches in length  or take a page from a magazine  or something else with a lot of small type and words on the page.  Now fold it in half from the top to bottom.   Next fold it again… either in half again or about ¾ of an inch and fold it one way… then back the other way (like you’re making a paper fan).

When you open it back up you want to see very distinctive lines in the paper.

The words that appear on these lines are the only ones you can use.   Both sides of the paper, but you can only use the words that are on these lines.  If the words are NOT on these lines.. you can NOT use them.

You can use 1 word or 2 words or 3 words together.  You can not use 4, 5 or 6 words together.  So only 1, 2 or 3 word combos are possible.   Try to go in order and do not go back to pick up any words.  You can start in order on one side of the paper.. and flip it over to the other side and then go back to the other side if you would like.

Use these words to built a poem at least 7 lines long.

I used the Editorial Page of the Seattle Times from April 28th 2011 for this prompt.




Trump, you’re not qualified

to solve problems.

Cherry-picking  senior

Citizens by

Comb-over circus politics.

What we want

Is a tax- guaranteed

not printed off cedar needles.



Public education clearly unwise

Opt out donation

Customers can pay

Omnipresent green parking machines.

A failed experiment

That’s a bold promise.

Our staff, drug free

We offer key reasons

They can’t afford.

© 2011

Keep writing

Poetry is Everything



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