‘Found Poems’ is a project started by @sanarao that is a way to take poetry out of it’s corner. To reveal the poetry in the things we take for granted. To appreciate language. To give language to our shared humanity. To let ourselves feel .
You will receive curated poems right to your inbox every couple of weeks.
In this moment in time, a lot of the crises and disorder we see unfolding around us — be it immigration, health, climate change or the rise of nationalism, the one common thread I find, is chronic disconnect & apathy. Disconnect from ourselves, our purpose, from each other’s humanity, from this planet and the universe as a whole. And although I don’t suggest looking to poetry if you are seeking answers, I believe strongly in its power to bring us closer together, to get us to care and to bring that little bit of play back into our lives. As William Carlos Williams wrote famously in ‘Asphodel, That Greeny Flower’- “It is difficult / to get the news from poems / yet men die miserably every day / for lack / of what is found there.”