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Expressions: A Found Poem

Updated on March 4, 2014
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

lobster Tails

knit themselves

free of their past

within the kingdom of spirits

flavoring new evidence

of a gallery afar


jealously guarding

the back door

in search

of the warmth

of home,

they explore

a flavor from the past

via Kauai.


After all,


Two Tails are Better Than One




Copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014



So you may be shaking your head and asking yourself if I have gone off the deep end. Not exactly, at least not yet.


A found poem is literally found from another source. In this piece, I sat down in my living room and took words that could be found on magazine covers, book covers, cards, DVD cases within my living room to construct this silly little piece.


It was lots of fun!



Lovis Corinth, 1916 Still Life With Buddha
Lovis Corinth, 1916 Still Life With Buddha | Source

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      We'll...I have learned something new today...thanks for that Audrey..

      And for this adorable little ditty...hugsxx

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you ImKarn! It was a fun little write!

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I refuse to tell you how creative you are - how amazing you are - and how much I admire your gift for writing poetry - I absolutely refuse :)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Interestingly done!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I thought when I was reading this "What the..?" Your explanation said it all Audrey. You did a great job to write a poem with a mish mash of things you could find in your living room.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      Teach this old dog new tricks.. I still enjoyed the poem.. and now you tell me the tinkering.. is what caused the effect.. Hmm.. Audrey good to see you posting.. creating.. and messing with our heads

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      nice poem aud

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      Tim Mitchell 3 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Nice! Audrey. You have knocked on the door of introspection and outward pondering.

      tim

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      What a lovely poem with so much thought here and your words are so powerful and to the point.

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      How fun! What a great way to start my day! Up++ Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Audrey! You make me laugh!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Creative awesome piece. Great write. Two tails better than one!

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      manatita44 3 years ago

      I do appreciate creativity. Quite good, considering your approach. Peace.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      This one made me smile, but thank you for the explanation, I loved the sting in the tail, OK so I'm reaching here. :)

      Always exceptional.

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      Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

      wow! creative indeed

      I dunno how I will fare with this kind of activity.

      sharing it along, audrey!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, I have never heard of a found poem. Very creative!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Amazing Audrey. I was attempting to connect lobster tails with Hawaii. I do believe you have created a treat, now let me look around, Hummm

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      What a wonderful practice Audrey, found poems. I will have to try a few. Jamie

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Rajan!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Jodah! It was fun--thanks!!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      A found poem is a great idea, Audrey. I love your version! It's very interesting how the mind can construct new meaning from unexpected word combinations. At first I didn't understand the poem, but when I read it again I could see unexpected connections and images. Thanks for the fun!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hey Frank! Thank you for reading and messing with my head!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you sujaya!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you tsmog!

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      Clark Cook 3 years ago from Rural BC (Canada) & N of Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)

      Ain't it fun to just be silly with our art at times. But even in your giddiness....the Audrey touch is always there, even in a shaggy dog story.

      Here's another--

      All the knights mounted their war horses and thundered off to the battle. Sir Percivale arrived at the stable late. "Bring me my horse!" he bellowed. "Sorry m'lord, we're out of horses," replied one of the stable boys. Sir Percivale is enraged--I'VE GOT TO GET TO THE BATTLE!" "Well Sir, I suppose you could ride our Irish Wolfhound. He's mangy, but he's strong." "Then throw a saddle on him!" Sir Percivale cries. As they're getting the Wolfhound ready, the other stable boy mumbles, "hymph! I wouldn't send a knight out on a dog like this...."

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      WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Excellent!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Haha Moonfroth...funny.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Clark you crack me up! And thank you for stopping by and reading this bit of silliness!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you DDE!

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      The silly ones are the most fun as I do one now and then; didn't know it had a name though. lol ^

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Lol! A clever write Audrey and fun to read. Thanks for this flighty tour around your parlour :)

      Best Wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You know, it just never dawned on me that I wasn't following you. Since I follow your blog I guess I never made the connection to HP and not seeing you there....sheez, glad we got that taken care of.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thanks Bill--I was surprised as well--when I noticed that I wasn't following you just this morning!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you RQ!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi btrbell--thank you so much for stopping by to read this little ditty!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you manatita!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Love the sting in the tail too Jo--thanks!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Ruchira!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up. Sitting here with a big grin on my face and nodding two tails are better than one. Bravo, Audrey.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Ruby! Thank you! It was fun!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hey Jamie! Thanks! It was fun!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you AliciaC!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you WillStarr!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Jackie! It was a fun little write!

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      I thought the opening line was mesmerising. Haven't read a poem about lobster tails before - very creative! Voted awesome.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Audrey! This was fun, I have to try your technique.

      And if you do go off the deep end, please be careful, you might step on me.

      Voted up, UFAI and shared.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Rasma!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Suzanne!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      It was a fun write Shyron! Thank you!

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      ahorseback 20 months ago

      Leave it to you to create a poetry form all your own ! Amazing ,best describes you !

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you Ed!

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