Here’s a found poem I put together from a recent Facebook thing. People grabbed the nearest book (no cheating), turned to page 57, line 5, and posted it as their status.
Their proposal is based on on a radical
redefinition of the four food groups as
fruits, grains, vegetables, and
legumes, consisting of beans,
peanut butter, and soybeans.
Forsooth, our customers could now eat
in safety. Infirmity doth still
neglect all office whereto our health is bound.
The “fruit” of the labor
of honeybees is produced inside
a remarkable structure that is the product
of perfect social cooperation.
That night they spent hours at a time
out on the dance floor,
Raul lifting out of the languor of his ways,
eyebrows raised high, a cigarette
dangling from his mouth, and Lydia
shaking her hips and laughing, her pretty
face jubilant, as she and Raul danced,
in love, basking in the remaining
glories of their youth.
We ate often at Basel’s, a favorite Greek restaurant,
and loved going to the movies at the Lincoln.
The next few hours passed in a whirl of activity:
I then hurried to my tree,
gathered up the hemlock boughs on my bed,
rushed back and threw them over the carcass.
I feel that I have a heart,
and that there is a great deal of good in me.
Paul was at Pop’s.
Thor’s boys, Lem and Stem,
were stupid, all right,
but Danny didn’t think they got
their stupidity from their drowther mother.
She blew out the match, and gazed at me
in a sort of wondering way.
And the heatwave kept coming.
But elements with 5 and 8 neutrons
and protons are extremely unstable
and hence cannot act as a “bridge”
to create elements that have a greater number
of protons and neutrons. The statuette
was discovered during the final days
of the 1990 season at Ashkelon, within
a pottery vessel shaped like a miniature
religious shrine. They must know
that this is not a mere pretext,
but a grievous affliction and so they will learn
that there is no evading the will of God.