Saturday, August 25, 2007

A Found Poem

Inspired by one of Tricia’s Monday Poetry Stretches at The Miss Rumphius Effect, I wrote a cento about writing and posted it last Monday. Tricia also included a link to an explanation of a “found” poem in her post about the cento. I decided, with the help of Kelly Herold’s extensive blogroll at Big A, little a, to write a found poem about reading using the names of blogs. Unfortunately, I couldn’t incorporate the names of some of my favorite blogs into my poem. To be sure, the poem isn’t terribly poetic—but it is what it is! And here it is:

Untitled Found Blog Poem about Reading
by Elaine Magliaro

Develop A Fondness for Reading
Become a person who Lives to Read

Get a book, book, book
From Charlotte’s Library
Find A Chair, A Fireplace
A Tea Cozy
Not far From the Windowsill

Settle down and drift away by Sun and Candlelight

Through the Magic of Books
Slip Into the Wardrobe

With Miss Erin
It’s Worth the Trip

Go Barefoot!
In a World of Words
Quiet Words, Words, Words
Rustling in The Shady Glade
Wild Words, Words, Words

Shaken & Stirred
Delicious Words, Words, Words
Sweet as Oowey, Goowey Marshamallows
Savory as Chicken Spaghetti

Relish a Readable Feast
Inhale and bite into a juicy Bookburger
On Mitali’s Fire Escape

Step onto the Reading Carousel
For some grand Adventures in Daily Living
Be someone who Lives to Read

So Many Books
Just One More Book
Haven’t you heard? It’s All About the Book!!!

Click here to read Poetic Form: Found Poem at


Anonymous said...

Oh, I love it, Elaine. That's lots of fun.

Elaine Magliaro said...


I wasn't sure I could figure out a way to include Chicken Spaghetti in a poem about reading...but reading and eating are two of my favorite it kind of made its way naturally into the found poem.

Kelly said...

Great job, Elaine!!

Alok said...

Mam, I loved it ....


Liz B said...

What fun to come back from vacation and find this!

Anonymous said...

I've never been mentioned in a poem before, I feel so honored. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Yes, that was fun!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Alok, Liz, Dawn, and Jules--

Thanks for commenting on the "found" poem. It was fun to write.

Tricia said...

Well done, Elaine. I love it!

mbpbooks said...

Just found this ... oh, you're good. You're really good.

mbpbooks said...

Oh, you're good. You're really good. Honored to be included.