Friday, February 28, 2020

Poetry Sisters Look Back - Take 1

In setting our challenges for this year, we decided that we would take time to revisit poems we wrote in previous outings. I  spent way too much  time looking back through old  posts! Seriously,  this monthly  adventure has  generated a lot of writing. I finally settled on our September 2015 challenge  in which we wrote found poems. I experimented with blackout poems and shared a few I strung together to into a story of sorts. When I looked back through my poetry notebook, I found an unfinished and abandoned poem from this prompt and decided it would be my focus for this month. The first thing I  did was change it from a blackout poem to "white out" poem.  This seems a bit easier on the eyes to me. I also played around a bit with the words I chose to include, changing the theme of the poem.

I found this interesting because my original  post  included a poem created from a recipe by Jamie Oliver. This "lost" poem was created from the August 29, 2002 blog entry from The Julie/Julia Project.

Here's my updated poem. You'll probably need to click on the image to see/read it.

Poem ©Tricia Stohr-Hunt, 2020. All rights reserved.

You can read the poems written by my poetry sisters at the links below.
Tanita Davis
Rebecca Holmes
Sara Lewis Holmes
Kelly Ramsdell
Laura Purdie Salas
Liz Garton Scanlon
Andi Sibley

I do hope you'll take some time to check out all the wonderful poetic things being shared and collected today by Karen Edmisten. Happy poetry Friday friends!


  1. Wow - that one is really ...interesting!! I love that you came up with that from your own blog post!

    And I knew you'd manage this - one way or another. Go, you.

    1. Eh, it's not a great poem, but I hate that I never finished it. It does have me thinking that I need to just write a poem, because there are words in the beginning of the poem that I like and think I can do something with.

  2. Hi Tricia,
    I like seeing how you wrote a Found Poem. I have often tried to do it in order but generally prefer to take the words out and re-work them, but both lend themselves to a challenge. And get us writing. So glad I stopped by. I have been away for far too long. It's kind of a resolution, goal, dream, wish to be immersed in Poetry Friday more. Thanks for everything here that is a feast for the mind and heart!
    Janet Clare F.

  3. The whole "Who am I kidding? The glint of it..." part is my favorite! This is just lovely, and I ADORE how you revisited/reimagined your past poem/source material. Woohoo!

  4. I adore reading the way this works its way down the page through the emotions and bits of truth until we get to this very solid stop at the bottom. It works so well as laid out like this...
    Isn't this looking-back idea fun???

  5. I love found/black-out poetry, and love the way you changed this one to a white-out poem. Definitely easier on the eyes, and fun to follow down the page. Oh, the glint of it. I like that a lot.

  6. Thanks for this example. I haven't tried this kind of poetry yet, so needed a nudge. I agree that going through past work yields good stuff.

  7. Wow. Now I want us to pick this as a poetry challenge...making a poem out of an older blog post. I love this has a touch of humor which works perfectly with the darker tone.