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Day 25


Today, Kim wrote about the “Found Poetry” she discovered in the signs and words she found on her walk today. What a great idea — except it was dark when I began to think about writing today’s poem. However…

One of the things I do is take a lot of pictures. I upload them into Google Photos as well as save them on my iPhone and computer. But in Google Photos, I can search for particular things, like signs.

Wherever Scott and I travel, we stop and enjoy the place where we are– a walk in a small town, a stop at the historical marker, a pause at a local store or cafe, or a walk in a museum, park, or exhibit. I take pictures of all kinds of interesting signs: in parks, on storefronts, along the road, at historical sites, on bulletin boards, on the street.

With all those signs in Google Photos, I searched for “signs” today to “find” my own poem on a walk through my photos.

The Times broken, one way

We shall overcome:

Stay Home

Prevail on Earth

Trust Communities

Imagine Above and Beyond!

That was quite fun, so for today’s NaPoWriMo / NPM20, try this prompt:

Prompt: Be sure take lots of photos of all kinds of interesting things. Search what you’ve got and find your own poem; it’s called “Found Poetry [National Writing Project].”


I opened all the pictures of signs, and began to arrange them, according to the words that captured a thought I could use in a poem. I cropped those words and placed them together in a slide [I used Keynote today, but powerpoint or Google Slides work just as well– or print out your pictures and cut them out].

I also created an image of the photos I used, so others — like you!– could choose and arrange your own “found poetry” from these images of places I’ve been, local and far away.


Let’s see what you “find!”

About this post:

Be safe out there.  April is time for NaPoWriMo — National Poetry Writing Monthtry a bit of poetry and art to encourage others to be safe with each other. Something short. Something inclusive. Something of spring and hope. #NaPoWriMo/#GloPoWriMo

The Academy of Poets encourages us to write #shelterinpoems. Get some ideas there and share your own.

Tons of information can be found at Poets.orgNational Poetry Month and here: Virtual Programs.

National Council of Teachers of English also offers suggestions here.

Sheri Edwards View All

Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts/Media Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker~~
Art from the Heart

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