I have a new joy: The Found Poetry Project, a blog dedicated to celebrating the unintended beauty of ordinary prose.
“Anyone can write poetry and poetry is everywhere,” explains Timothy Green, who, with Megan O’Reilly Green, created the The Found Poetry Project blog in 2005. “Poetry is nothing more than finding enjoyment in the medium that we spend most of our waking hours living within. It happens by accident all the time.”
For example, with a few line breaks, a travel guide offers unexpected beauty:
From La Ventosa
east and west.
Each soon splits
with a leg
and a leg
following the coast.
following the coast
— Written by Mike Church and Terri Church
Traveler’s Guide to Mexican Camping, p. 318
Rolling Homes Press, 2005
— Found by Sandra Leigh
Nanaimo, B.C., Canada
“Poetry,” notes Green, “appears anywhere we choose to look.”