Thursday, April 01, 2021

NPM 2021 - Found Poem 1

Today's found poem comes from p. 26-28 of Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion by Loree Griffin Burns.


beachcombers gather
their finds
hints of serendipity
baskets of toys
a gold mine
washed ashore
 a duck
 a frog
managed a
treacherous journey

floating trash
goes on and on

Poem ©Tricia Stohr-Hunt, 2021. All rights reserved.

I hope you'll come back tomorrow and see what new poem I've found.


  1. What a fun project, Tricia! How are you choosing your source books? I love today's choice. This book should be required reading in middle school science classes. Maybe then there would be an end to the "floating trash" going "on and on."

  2. A found poem on what's been found in the sea...hints of serendipity, for sure. Your poem, like the flotsam itself, is intriguing and haunting.

  3. Oh how I would prefer to find only natural things on the shore not mixed in with all the other "junk" though beauty is in the ee of the holder, right? I grew up by the sea and loved beachcombing so many decades ago. Shells, seastars, driftwood all hold meaning in memory for me. Your poem spoke to me on so many levels, Tricia.
    Janet Clare F.

  4. Coooooool, Tricia! Enjoy this "urban, youthful, ironic, cruising kind of poetry"!