Found Poetry

Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry by making changes in spacing and/or lines (and consequently meaning), or by altering the text by additions and/or deletions. The resulting poem can be defined as either treated: changed in a profound and systematic manner; or untreated: virtually unchanged from the order, syntax and meaning of the original.


Found Poetry

is
a type of poetry
created by taking
words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages
from other sources
and reframing them as poetry
by making changes in spacing and/or lines
(and consequently meaning),
or
by altering the text by
additions and/or deletions.
The resulting poem can be defined as either treated:
changed in a profound and systematic manner;
or untreated:
virtually unchanged from the order, syntax, and meaning of
the original.

Classical Found Poetry

Longest Night of the Year

The winter solstice
marks the shortest day
and the longest night of the year.
The sun appears at its lowest point in the sky,
and its noontime elevation appears to be the same for several days
before and after the solstice.
Hence
the origin of the word solstice,
which comes from Latin solstitium,
sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still).
Following the winter solstice,
the days begin to grow longer, and the nights shorter.

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