Description: This is a found poem from pg. 25 of Kate Chopin's The Awakening. I just circled words to make the poem. In college, the professor had bought a book called The Humbert (not a clue who write it). What the poet did was take a book and paint over most of the words, leaving some words unpainted. The unpainted words formed a found poem. She told us to do something similar. So, I took The Awakening and just circled words to form a poem. I've done some by scanning in pages of books and "painting" them in Photoshop.
Chopin, Kate. The Awakening. New York: Avon, 1972. 25.
A Certain Light -------------------------------------------
A certain light
at that early period
moved her to dreams
Beginning to realize
a ponderous weight of wisdom
whispering, clamoring, murmuring
the soul to touch the sea.
I think the idea behind this poem makes it all the more fantastic, and the last line is beautiful. "The soul to touch the sea." I wish I'd wrote it. It's kind of like in "Mystery, Alaska" when Russell Crowe's character is apologizing to his wife and crosses out some of the words in the "Dear Abby" coloumn. Have you seen that?
I am not sure I know what you mean as far as creating this goes--but I love the end-product. I think a lot about light--and shadows--and how in "certain light" things looks different--which leads one to think and feel differently---reality is the same--we just perceive it differently--in a "certain light"..Silver