A to Z Blogging Challenge · poetry

S is for Surprise


Oh, no!


(1)Boy is from My Dad’s Job by Peter Glassman, illustrated by Timothy Bush

(2)Girl is from Misty: The Whirlpool (from Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry) excerpted and adapted by Joan Nichols, illustrated by Stephen Moore

(3)Rabbits are from The Bunny Book by Richard Scarry

“Rabbits have large families” (3)
“Maureen felt a stab of fear” (2)
“Dad talked about buying futures” (1)
In rabbits? That wasn’t clear…

Can three divergent books
Be joined in harmony?
Each must accept the others
— And a little absurdity.

Above is a partially “found” poem using lines from the pages from which I borrowed the pictures. Wikipedia says, “Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry (a literary equivalent of a collage)…

So two collages today!

9 thoughts on “S is for Surprise

    1. I’m pretty sure the rabbit the other day was from the Best Story Book Ever — still Richard Scarry.

      And yes, his rabbits are unmistakable. I’m embarrassed that I didn’t remember.

      1. Yes, I agree. I can’t find my copy of the Best Story Book Ever but that does sound right. It is a lot of rabbits to keep track of! 🙂

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