Haiku Wednesday: Fathers


Although I’ve been on the alert for found poems for several years, I am indebted to The Odd Inkwell for the idea of actually slicing and dicing text, then arranging it into poetic form. Because I prefer not to cut up books, I use whatever sources are available. These words came from an old issue of Guideposts.
For more Sensational Haiku Wednesday with the theme “Fathers,” click here.

Posted on June 16, 2010, in cut-and-pasted poems, found poems, my haiku, Sensational Haiku Wednesday. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. good to connect the past to the present
    love the way you do it

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I recommend the technique. Why don’t you try it, and then invite me over to view the results? 🙂

  2. Another wonderful “found” poem. You rock!

  3. Love this and it’s origin as well. how interesting your thought but searching for the right sentence to convey them? Very cool!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Oh, I don’t search so much as I just let my eyes roam over a page of text and see what I can snatch from it! 🙂

  4. This was a great poem and unique as well. loved it


  5. Love how you found the perfect words

  6. Beautiful haiku, and so true. What an unique way to share it. I love it. Have a wonderful day.

  7. Wonderful poem, MMT! I like your cut-outs for lines. That middle one didn’t come easy. Did you ‘edit’ that one?
    Mrs. Jim would hit the ceiling if I asked her to save her Guideposts for me to cut out lines. I did smuggle out a big cereal box full of them. No to read them? 🙂

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      No editing on that middle line, Jim. I found and cut and pasted it just as you see it. Sometimes I get lucky! 🙂

  8. the way you put them all together to arrive at this very significant message… that is really awesome!!! indeed, the best lessons we learned in life came from our dads.

  9. I like your thoughts behind your haiku and I especially like the form.

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