This page includes many of my original works, however lately, I've become bored with the notion of fabricating poems in the familiar context. I've been anxious with the thought I've been repeating themes too often in my recent works. One night, feeling particularly drained and uninspired, I went to my bookshelf and opened a random book. I challenged myself to use the words in the text to fashion my next poem. What fun! It opened a whole new world of inspiration. I'd stumbled upon a genre of poetry previously unknown to me. Found Poetry is the literary equivalent of a collage. It takes existing texts and refashions them, thus creating a whole new perspective.
In this section, I will share Found Poetry fashioned from existing texts. Most of the sources are books that sit upon my bookshelf, although a few come from other sources. Credit for the creative source of the text is listed below each poem. My thanks and admiration goes out to each of the authors of my 'Original Source Texts' for without them, I might still be feeling drained and uninspired