found words

 

a series of found poems: created from the ninth words on ninth lines

 

(i)

Scott’s Waverley

deposits of dialogue

island form

throb

loch enterprise

arrived

not dialogue

(ii)

Zola’s Earth

At each mention of the price of wine

Rain pours down on him

Incessantly

The idea on his desk said

the dark flowing tide of dung

Had hidden his papers

(iii)

Aristotle’s Poetics

something that has a beginning

is no good for a character

where B is related to A

(they criticise the poet)

a middle and an end

to be courageous

as D is

as if

(D is)

(iv)

Shepherd’s Living Mountain

keen inside step

behind light spurts

this gleaming margin

isolated pilgrimage

(v)

Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own

no need was spent (opinion)

plucking at the lungs

for a work that is so much

promises of prizes

no yard measures (Shakespeare’s)

mind

the habit of freedom

(vi)

bell hooks’ all about love

she was men

a combination;

a loving working telling

communing with the natural world

almost a love

the primary that justifies close family

  •  he may have a phobic fear of trust

feel, experience real presences

people, it is (love)

(vii)

Kafka’s The Trial

all in order

buried in the secrets

her corner

their friendship

the clothes

that vow

all calmly assembled

cutting nothing

the ancient

inquiry

loves

that touch

“so that’s how it is”

exception door inviting

everything you find, handkerchiefs