Word Collage Poetry

 

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On Wednesday, I wrote about making word collages as a another way to play with words and develop ideas for writing. It also leaves you with a fun artsy project you can keep, share, or display.

 

Word Collage is a great addition to a journal. If you keep a mixed media art journal, it is another tool to add to the mix. You can also use it to make fun personalized cards for friends or family.

 

I cut up some old Writer’s Digest and Our State magazines to create my word stash.

I went back though my pile and played around for a while, sorting and rearranging words and phrases not sure what I would end up with. That is the fun and playfulness of this activity. You discover as you go and there’s no pressure.

 

I ended up with 2 products : a haiku and a free- form poem.

 

I pasted my haiku onto a portion of a page I cut from an old art book I bought at the used bookstore. I attached my other poem to a page I made in a printing class last weekend.  Creating the poems was a fun process and one I will be sure to repeat, especially when I need fresh inspiration.

 

My poems are shown below.

Below each photo I am printing the words since they are difficult to see. The second one is especially busy with the background.

Haiku

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on your bucket list

Reach for the stars    Live the Dream

cultivate your spirit

 

Free- form poem

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I hope you enjoy word collage and have fun creating your own.

 

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