Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Think Young #NPM2018

A found poem from Mornings Like This:  Found Poems
by Annie Dillard

April is National Poetry Month, a month to read, write, and celebrate poetry. My plan is to write found poems every day most days in April.  Found poetry is a type of poetry in which the poet takes words, phrases, and beautiful language from existing texts and arranges and rearranges them in a new way, creating a unique meaning.

We have started a health challenge at school which has me realizing just how out of shape I am and how I have neglected my health.  Today's found poem is advice I need to keep telling myself as I find this new me.

Real life -
wrinkles in time,
all in a woman's day.

Your secret weapon:

think young.


  1. Love this found poem! I may try this later in the month. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. If only thinking alone could keep me young. Good luck on your challenge. I need to work a little harder on my health.

  3. This is great, And the secret really is to think young---and work with young people :)

  4. I love your project. Wrinkles in time is just what I need right now. I'd love to go back to spring break.

  5. OK..."wrinkles" in time is just the best. And how very current it is, too! :-)

  6. I really like these poems that you have been creating with magazine lines. They are so inspiring!

  7. I hope that thinking young and hanging out with middle schoolers can work! This year is my 40th, and I am coming to the same realizations you are!

  8. Love your created poem! Huge lesson learned: Think young! :)