Found: Day 17

Inspired by blogger Molly Hogan over at Nix the Comfort Zone, I decided to try my hand at some found poetry…and to introduce my students to this process as well.  To ensure student choice and accessible reading, I decided to head over to Wonderopolis and choose a Wonder of the Day as my source for a found poem.

I picked the article, Where Does Sea Glass Come From? and set off to select words that would become my own original poem.  Following Molly’s model, I decided that I would only use words I “found,” not changing word endings or adding any words of my own.

sea glass

Sea Glass



Works of art

Ocean recycles

Frosted, smooth

Mermaid’s tears



Water, waves, and sand



Bottles, jars



Collect glass

Collect art


Examine colors




And clear



Sea glass


Douillard 2018

My students selected their own wonders today and started reading and selecting the words they would use for their own found poems.  We ran out of time before they finished, so you’ll have to wait until tomorrow for some examples of their found poetry.

I do have a couple of Haiku from the two students who have not yet had a poem appear on my blog yet this month.  The first is a Haiku about Haiku:


a Haiku makes you
use cuts and say five seven five
made 12th centuries
The other was inspired by a plant:

Lush green reaching up
to the shady blue, never ending
sculpture with stained white
Where are you finding poems today?

1 thought on “Found: Day 17

  1. Pingback: More Found Poems: Day 18 | Thinking Through My Lens

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