Thursday, September 29, 2011

Stolen words

After I wrote about doing "found poetry," Valerie Kamikubo commented: "I know another person who sometimes writes poetry (she calls them 'stolen words') from the first phrases of blogs."

Don't you love that phrase "stolen words"?  I thought I might steal those words to describe my own work, but then remembered that I had already used that concept in a poem that I actually wrote all by myself.

     Grand theft

     They call it Midnight Auto Parts
     A blend of larceny and luck
     That TV just fell off a truck
     Much easier than shopping marts.

     Why not try Midnight Poetry?
     Pick clever rhymes up off the floor
     Hijack somebody’s metaphor
     Or steal a stunning simile.

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