Friday, January 27, 2012

Taken from the Headlines

I did today's poem a little differently--instead of taking the words from one news story, i strung together words from the headlines. I started on A1  and continued until the end of the section. Te determine the order of the words, I began with the left column and read down, moved to the next column and read down, and so on.  I don't usually show the source material, but here is how I "found poetry" today.


Clash
p. A1 Clash on Immigration
 
Gingrich sticks to grandiose plans;
p. A1 Gingrich sticks to “grandiose” space plans

treats voters like chumps, 
p. A3  Scott Maxwell:  Pro-casino TV ad with Ben Stein treats voters as chumps

inciting public groups.
P. A4  Crime Report: Mom accused of inciting daughter to fight
p. A6  Orange Commissioner used public email to plug ballot measure
p. A8  Gay-rights groups: “Positive” meeting with Mayor Jacobs”

Gingrich attacks Romney.
p. A14  Visiting Mount Dora, Gingrich attacks Romney

Polls give boost to Romney.
p. A14  Polls give boost to Romney

GOP fight in testy debate.
p. A21  Senate ends GOP effort to block debt ceiling hike
p. A21 Gates pledges $750 M to global AIDS fight
p .A22 Discrpancies in his disclosures
p A22  Gingrich, Romney get testy in debate

Candidates trade shots.
p. A22 GOP candidates trade shots over integrity before Florida’s Primary

Florida, out time is being wasted.
p. A22 GOP candidates trade shots over integrity before Florida’s Primary
p. A26 Our Take Don’t starve higher ed
p. A26  Time’s being wasted on social issues