Found Poetry


A great creative writing prompt idea!

I like to write, but, often what I write is too personal, too long, or too poorly written to use for a project. I find myself struggling to write something compelling that is intended for a public audience. This is one example of a creative writing prompt that I find very helpful. It is called found poetry.

This particular page is from the book Catcher In The Rye. Depending on what type of language you would like to use you may select one book over another. My result from this page was as follows:

Nobody heard it,
and it was a lie…
The same bad start.

Now that the anxiety of starting my poem has been avoided and I have been given a rich topic like an unheard lie I can begin to write with gusto.