Found poetry is the literary version of a collage. The poems are made up of words taken from a printed document like a newspaper article, a speech, or in this case, the book, Tiny Budda. The poet selects words from the document and rearranges them to create a unique poem.
Here’s the poem I came up with from page 41 of Tiny Budda:
FINDING ME I strip away layers of myself. Worry. Hurt. Emptiness. I let go of who I've been. Over and over again. I hasten the pace. When I look in the mirror I like what I see— possibility, light, freedom. © Danna Smith for poetrypop.com all rights reserved
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NOW IT’S YOUR TURN:
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