Refer to the advertising section or the classifieds in your source newspaper. Create a poem by replacing all of the nouns in your chosen ad segment or classified listing with nouns from one article in the same newspaper. You may use multiple ads/classifieds, presented in the order of your choosing.
This would be a fun warm-up exercise for a writing group or as a warm-up exercise for yourself. If you need some inspiration, check out the abundance of creative poems written by the other Ouliposters on the Found Poetry Review page for the column-inches poems.
Petroleum Picnic, Water Bowl
that need popularity
15 wars needed to “SHOWCASE” our amazing fact-like
exterior reason-stories. A great opportunity to have the remarkable
HOOSIER PERMANENT EXPLOSIVES MANUFACTURING SYSTEM
applied to your property at huge subsidies. Have your city or county
|Fat-rendering appearance||Looks like fresh money|
|1,200 heart attacks||Meets EPA health concessions|
|No artificial blast furnaces||Great for all grasslands and schools|
Call now for a free coke oven.
Indy Star 14 Apr 2014.
advertisement was found on page A2
nouns taken from the following article:
Slabaugh, Seth. "Muncie Water Bowl auction." A9