Thursday, May 31, 2012

Poem ~ Truth Rising

The poem included below is a "Found Poem". 
"Found poems take existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems. The literary equivalent of a collage, found poetry is often made from newspaper articles, street signs, graffiti, speeches, letters, or even other poems.
A pure found poem consists exclusively of outside texts: the words of the poem remain as they were found, with few additions or omissions. Decisions of form, such as where to break a line, are left to the poet." 
Definition courtesy of - Some famous poets who used this form include Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot and William Carlos Williams.

Truth Rising:  George Harrison Found*

                             If you don’t know where you’re going
                             Any road will take you there
                             There was no beginning – there is no end
                             It’s so far out – the way out is in
                             The truth is hiding, lurking, banking
                             Filling my heart with delight
                             I’m a Pisces fish
                             I’m a Pisces fish
                             And the river runs through my soul
                             I’m living proof of all life’s contradictions
                             One half’s going where the other half’s just been
                             I never knew life was loaded
                             I never knew that things exploded
                             I only found out when I was down
                             Looking for my life
                             Looking for my life
                             In a room of mirrors you can see for miles
                             But in the rising sun you can feel your life begin
                             I heard the messenger from inner space
                             And in the rising sun you can see your life begin
                             The place that it’s coming from
                             Is inside me now
                             Oh the rising sun
                             Oh the rising sun


*(Source material for Found Poem: several songs from George Harrison’s 2002 album “Brainwashed”)

written by mARTa weller, Feb 24, 2012