Found Poetry Friday #17



I love poetry.
I am especially fond of ‘found poetry’, and I mean found in all its forms… found in book titles, found in magazines, on book pages, cut out words and sentences – you name it. There is so much possible when it comes to ‘found poetry’… and this kind of poetry is also great to use on art journal pages also.

I therefore started FOUND POETRY FRIDAY – everyone is welcome to play along!

There is an “Inlinkz”-list at the end of this post. If you want to share your found poems, you are welcome to add your name to the list that will link us to your blogpost.

You can post your found poem on your own blog any time during the week, so you don’t have to make YOUR Fridays all about poetry – you just link us to the post that contains your poem. Please use the url that goes directly to you ‘found poetry post.’

Here’s my found poem for this week…


This is the last page in my ‘Weird Art Journal.’  I found myself grabbing this particular journal all the time when I worked with my found poems. I figured it is because of its size (A5: 14,8 x 21 cm – 5.8 x 8.3 inch) combined with the size of most cut out texts.



So I bound a new art journal with pages in the exact same size to use especially for Found Poetry.

I’ve been binding my own journals for years now, and I mostly stick to one particular binding techniqe which I like most, but with this journal I tried something different. It began with the cover: instead of using paint and some sort of lettering for the title (a handwritten title or text made with of stickers/chipboard letters) I grabbed a piece of purple velvet to cover the cardboard.

The blue leather strips matched great so I decided to use a binding technique that I don’t work with that often… the leather strips leave no room for a title but that’s OK.

I simply call it “The Purple Journal

Here’s a detail photo of the spine and the binding.



I look forward to work in it for next week’s Found Poetry Friday.

Did you find a poem last week? Please share it!
Use the InLinkz list below to leave a link to your found poetry art/post.


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  1. says

    Oh how I admire the way you can patch together different pieces of text into a poem! And this new journal, it is gorgeous!
    Have a great start in the weekend! – Irma

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