Found Poem: NPM23 Day 13

Today I wrote a poem from a poem–a found poem, that is. Dave at #verselove suggested finding a text to redact, to find a poem within the words already there. My mind immediately went went to a favorite poem of mine, one I always share with students (even if they are only 6!). So I took Naomi Shihab Nye’s Valentine for Ernest Mann and found a poem.

Poem Secrets

spirit says

poems tell secrets

sleeping shadows


before we find them

skunk eyes


crawled and curled

give us poems

check the odd sock

you’ll know

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