Glory (Found Poetry)

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This wind of promise 1

Gives me a foretaste 2

(Of a) Heaven shower(ing) down blessings 3


Poem 5 of a series of 5

Notes: Found poetry using snippets of text from “Letter I” of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Page numbers refer to my paperback copy of the book, a Penguin Classics edition from 2003.

These snippets are from pages 1, 3 & 4 of Letter 1. Words in brackets my own addition | Title from page 3 lines 21 | 1 from page 1 line 11 | 2 from page 1 lines 10 & 11 | 3 from page 4 lines 10 & 11

The Temple where the Names of Homer and Shakespeare are Consecrated (Found Poetry)

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I feel my heart glow 1

(As I) read with ardour 2

Those poets whose effusions 3

Entranced my soul 4


Poem 4 of a series of 5

Notes: Found poetry using snippets of text from “Letter I” of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Page numbers refer to my paperback copy of the book, a Penguin Classics edition from 2003.

These snippets are from the second page of Letter 1. Words in brackets my own addition | Title from lines 36 & 37 | 1 from line 18 | 2 from line 22 | 3 from line 32 & 33 | 4 from line 33

A Little Encouragement (Found Poetry)

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Conquer all fear 1

With joy 2

(And) a steady purpose 3


Poem 3 of a series of 5

Notes: Found poetry using snippets of text from “Letter I” of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Page numbers refer to my paperback copy of the book, a Penguin Classics edition from 2003.

These snippets are from the second page of Letter 1. Word in brackets my own addition | Title my own | 1 from line 6 | 2 from lines 7 & 8 | 3 from line 20 |

Inspirited by the Heavenly (Found Poetry)

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The sun is for ever 1

A perpetual splendour 2

Surpassing in wonders and in beauty 3

A thousand celestial observations 4


Poem 2 of a series of 5

Notes: Found poetry using snippets of text from “Letter I” of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Page numbers refer to my paperback copy of the book, a Penguin Classics edition from 2003.

These snippets are from the first and second page of Letter 1. Title from page 1 lines 11 & 12 | 1 from page 1 line 15 | 2 from page 1 lines 16 & 17 | 3 from line 20 | 4 from page 2 line 1

Of Those Icy Climes (Found Poetry)

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Cold northern breeze 1

Frost and desolation 2

A country of eternal light 3


Poem 1 of a series of 5

Notes: Found poetry using snippets of text from “Letter I” of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Page numbers refer to my paperback copy of the book, a Penguin Classics edition from 2003.

These snippets are from the first page of Letter 1. Title from line 11 | 1 from line 7 | 2 from line 13 | 3 from line 24

Excavating the Archives: Imperfect Perfection

I dreamt of imperfect perfection

Of days spent laughing in the sun

I dreamt of the flawed and the fractured

Of the wondrous things that might come

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I dreamt of the broken twisting pathway

That would take me to my journey’s end

I dreamt of disjointed intentions

Of happiness and peace amongst friends

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I still dream of imperfect perfection

The ups and downs to be found in this life

I still dream of disjointed intentions

Knowing peace is often balanced with strife


This was originally posted on this site in May 2017. You can find the post here.

Excavating the Archives: The Light and Dark of You

 

I see the light in your smile

And the dark in your eyes

Weaving together tales

Of love and loss

A heart that has swelled with joy

And broken with anguish

A lifetime of living

Etching experience

On the fabric of you

And if I look carefully

Study you with the attention you deserve

I’ll uncover your secrets, as

I see the light in your smile

And the dark in your eyes

Remembering this is only the beginning of your story…


This was originally posted on this site in August 2017. You can find the post here.