Friday, January 29, 2010

Poetry Tips: Scrap Paper Poems

There are plenty of web-sites that seem to post scraps of paper they find from their ventures out into the world on-line, notes scrawled to roommates, lovers, etc. If you stumble upon any of these they could be excellent fodder for a poem. This week, see what you find on the streets, in the parking lots, on the floor in your offices and see what kind of poems they may inspire.

Good luck to all who try it, please stop in next week for Monday’s featured site…


Tommaso Gervasutti said...

This is what I found, in Italian, on the wall just above the toilet bowl in the teachers' gentlemen's loo in my school. I had translated in a very old post of mine saying that, for me, this too is real poetry:

Remember that you don't have
a hydrant in your hand
and that on the ground
there is no fire to estinguish.

Best wishes, Davide

Poet Hound said...


That is very funny indeed, thanks for sharing!