Found Poem: The Metamorpohosis

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) by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning.

Here’s my first attempt at crafting a found poem. It’s taken from Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, page one.

Is it good? Not sure, but it was fun. 

A Slight, Dull Pain

He found himself changed.
It was no dream:
familiar walls,
a lady, her eyes,
the raindrops.

Sleep.
Forget all this nonsense.

Closing his eyes,
he began to feel
a slight dull, pain.

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2 thoughts on “Found Poem: The Metamorpohosis

  1. That’s terrific! I bought a magazine and was going to do that but I couldn’t make it click. Perhaps a book is better? I like the way you drew lines to the words. Far easier to understand how one does it. Very good! 😀

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