Love Affair As Always
Found poetry is a form created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and arranging them in a new way to form a poem. The sources can be anything from newspapers and magazines to letters and emails, to everyday conversations and advertisements.
The goal of found poetry is to take the words and language already present in the world and use them to transform them into something new and meaningful. Here’s a found poetry for you to interpret in your own way.
This found poetry is from the Times of India newspaper article dated 16/09/2022. The article was an evocative piece of writing that captured the emotions behind Roger Federer’s farewell. The words carried the enormity and profoundness of the love that Federer had for the game and the love his fans had for him. Some of the words stood out & when they were threaded together they stood out as poetry in itself. Here’s the poetry for you:
The Day The Music Stopped- Love Affair, As Always
maybe one last time for us the final memory of the fairytale ending. last outing on grass. cry the comfort saw probable greatness, a wild beating crushing, dealing hoping to win we believed the genius of ethereal beauty, soul-search for the first time
P.S. This poem is better viewed on the desktop for the structure of the poem to reflect intact. For me, this found poetry evoked a sense of the mixture of melancholy and determination, capturing the bittersweet feeling of letting go and moving forward. Let me know what you felt.