December Dailies – Day 5 – Found Pantoum

Well… This poem is coming out a little later than the first four. It’s funny how sometimes the creative juices just stop flowing. To combat the blockage I decided to start reading and I happened across a short story by Ernest Hemingway called Today is Friday. It is a crucifixion story and presented in the form of a very short play. I’ve included a link to a version of it for your edification.

So, here’s what I did. I borrowed 8 lines from the short story to create a Pantoum. I’m calling it a found pantoum. I like to think of “found poems” as a sort of mining for gold in other people’s work. I won’t go so far as to say my poem is gold, but it turned out better than I was hoping for at 4:00 this morning.

The found pantoum:Found Pantoum