I had a really lovely time at a workshop on ‘Found’ Poetry this December. The workshop was conducted by Ankita Shah, co-founder of The Poetry Club, at G5A, Mumbai.
We worked on two different kinds of found poetry – Blackout Poetry and Cento Poetry.
It was a lot of fun! Interesting to see how different the poems of each participant were.
The workshop started with an explanation on found poetry, and how we were to work on our poems. And then, we got started with our assignments.
Here’s the poems I wrote at the workshop, with a brief note on each exercise. Continue reading Learning to write ‘Found’ Poetry
A poem about forgiveness and a skill that is needed to form long-lasting relationships amid human failings.
Forgive and forget, that’s what they say,
So you can be a fool for them on yet another day. Continue reading Teach them
If there’s too much to clean, just throw it all out,
When you have cabin fever, just get out of the house!
Cook simple and easy everyday,
You can go out for something different once in a way.
Continue reading How to be a relaxed housekeeper
Lets light a fire that burns up hate
Let it burn strong before it’s too late.
Hold onto change even if it’s small,
Keep the flame burning high – it might someday help us all. Continue reading Light A Fire That Burns Up Hate
She’s a wonderful woman – that’s all I can say,
Let’s us make our mistakes and find our own way.
No protests when we make our housework easy,
With routines and ideas that would drive her crazy.
Continue reading A Wonderful Woman
Lets not be like the blind man who has met with the elephant,
Who knows just one part but thinks the knowledge of others is irrelevant.
Lets find comfort in difference, and give everyone a voice,
Lets not be offended when their way is not our choice. Continue reading Lets Accept That We Don’t See
Stand up and fight for what is right,
With words imperfect, but a heart that’s alright.
Be the flame that sheds light – alive and strong,
When society wants a display of money, or when you see something wrong. Continue reading Stand up and fight for what is right