Friday, February 26, 2010

Found Art

Below is material from what may seem an esoteric exercise from my last MFA residency, but I kind of liked what came out of it. This is actually just a part of the whole process, which involved the insertion of some other text between sections.

When all of it's said and done the process winds up being a bit of a psychological exercise that mines your thoughts about your writing. It really provides insight. I was amazed.

Our assignment was to seek out signs or words in our environment then write a few lines about each. Made me notice things I was walking past, for sure.

Outside the process, as a mixture of found art and text, this is what came about:

Waiting, unseen
To be of
Waiting underfoot
Service underground

Walk this way
Give me a hand
Give me feet
Give me a heart

The way you're supposed to be going is behind you
The way your are going is ahead
Gate keepers say turn back
Something says keep going.


Charles Gramlich said...

That is pretty cool. Short poems about such things. Brings 'em to your attention. Helps focus memory on them.

Lana Gramlich said...

That looks like a fun, little exercise, I have to say. Love what you came up with.

Steve Malley said...

That was neat!

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