30 Poems in 30 Days: April 18

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning.  Today's poem is a found poem of our own making. The words and phrases have all been taken from The Library of Congress's Web Guide for finding a poem.

How to Find a Poem

It's often possible to identify a long-lost poem
If you are searching for a short poem, feel free to move
Reference librarians at most public libraries can,
Drawing upon the collective memories and resources of thousands,
Determine whether it's the correct one

Major search engines can be found
You don't need to worry
By going to a search engine

It is often wise to submit your question
To move to the next section
The results you will receive
You bring to bear on your search
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