Found Poetry

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Today we were asked to write poetry from our book shelf. Bjorn, at d’Verse, called it found poetry. The challenge is to arrange and make a poem using book titles from our shelf, without changing any titles. I thought these were a very fitting group for the times we are experiencing. See what you think?

Found Poetry

Violence

Money, Sex, and Power

The Brilliant Idiot

Dialogue with death

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The pilgrim’s progress

The Shack

The light on the hill

What’s so amazing about grace

Streams of living water

Sit, Walk, Stand…

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth

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Write Your Memoirs Now…

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Now is the time to write your memoirs, a story a day for thirty days. Once you start it all comes back to you. Send it to friends and family for additions, corrections, and edits. By the end of the month you will have a completed autobiography. Load it from Word on to a pdf. And take it on a flash drive to Office Max/Depot/Staples and have them print it half size and put on a plastic cover and spiral binding. You can get a better price if you order twenty or more. Make your cover page separately. You can add photos, but keep them black and white. Color photos increase the price significantly.
You can load your book on to amazon.com kindle for free. Have fun… Make good use of your time.

Tell your story
Let it roll from your mind like an avalanche
Mighty and intense
Driven by unstoppable forces
Knowing that if not you
No one
Will ever know the depth of joy and pain
It will be lost
Forever

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Dwight L. Roth

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Artifacts

 

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What is a Book?

Will someone ask in 2616

What’s this odd thing I found in a bin…

Packed full of paper and covered with words?

Who would save this // how absurd

Archeologists say it looks like a book

Haven’t seen one of those // I never had a look

What a cumbersome stack of papers!

Reading through that would give me the vapors.

All this could be stored on the point of a pin

A chip so small and so very thin

They say there were buildings full of these things…

Called them libraries and invited folks in

To sit down and read the print on the page

And check out books it was quite the rage!

If they took it out and didn’t bring it back

A fine was charged to remind them of that.

Can’t imagine ever reading a book

Can you imagine how much time that took!!

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth

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Books

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Books

Book covers husks of seeds

Contain life and inspiration

Lying in dust waiting

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For the right time

The right conditions

To germinate

Ideas growing in fertile minds

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Sprouting information

Inspiration and hope

Even after two thousand years

Fruit of wisdom and knowledge

Bringing light to the mind

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As husks laid bare

Revealing life and direction

Producing new seeds of hope

In the mind of the reader

Assuring all is not lost

Seeds for the future

When the time is right

For minds to be enlightened

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

 

 

When Books Are Gone

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Just imagine a world without books. Do you think that is the path we are taking? Technology is developing at exponential speeds. I Wonder how history will be recorded in a way that will be retrievable in the future centuries. Just imagine if the Dead Sea Scrolls had been box full of floppy discs or flash sticks for outdated machines. If technologies go bust, will there be any smart people left who can think and reason and figure things out without the aid of a computer? We can’t even find our way back home without our GPS!! Imagine that!!

When Books are Gone

In the year 2117 when the chip holds all

And we are dumb and machines are small

Thinking replaced with the gospel of the chips

No need for books we now have clicks

What will happen when books are gone

Transcribed to machines all stored in one

Technology expanding like the galaxy before us

No need for that archaic form to show us

The tips of our fingers wait to tell all

Brains lose function in technology’s crawl

Deduction and inference there seems no need

Who needs a brain with lightning fast speed

Perhaps by then the robot we’ll become

That perfect model yes that’s the one

Straight forward living all creativity gone

Just remember the password that’s on our phone

Machines tell it all just like a bad dream

When they don’t work makes you want to scream

But in 3117 what will they find in our concrete caves

Scattered across our landscape looking just like waves

With no books to open and no words to read

Just plastic and metal and a password to feed

Imagine now how shockingly odd it will be

In the world of the future with no books to read

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth

 

What is a Book?

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I wonder if books will one day become obsolete.  Perhaps they will be like hieroglyphics dug up by archeologists.  My grandparents never imagined anything like computers, that can store and retrieve information in an instant. I watched in awe at the emergence of digital machines over the past fifty years. Who knows what will be invented in the next fifty.  I decided to use my imagination and write a humorous poem about books in the future year of 2616!

What is a Book

Will someone ask in 2616

What’s this odd thing I found in a bin

Packed full of paper and covered with words

Who would save this how absurd

Archeologists say it looks like a book

Haven’t seen one of those I never had a look

What a cumbersome stack of papers

Reading through that would give me the vapors

All this could be stored on the point of a pin

A chip so small and so very thin

They say there were buildings full of these things

They called them libraries and invited people in

To sit down and read the print on the page

And check out books it was quite the rage

If they took it out and didn’t bring it back

A fine was charged to remind them of that

Can’t imagine ever reading a book

Can you imagine how much time that took

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