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Five Poems Found in the Database of the UC Berkeley Library ~ poetry by Glenn Ingersoll

Fascinating “found” poetry at The Housewife today. Writer Glenn Ingersoll generated lists of titles from the UC Berkeley library and realized they could (nearly) be read as poetry. After a little tweaking … art!

The Disappointed Housewife

Love is

???Love is a dog from hell
Love is a four letter word
???????Love is a many splendored thing

???Love is a pie
Love is a place

?????????Love is colder than death

???Love is the crooked thing
Love is the measure
???????Love is the silence
?????Love is the sum of it all

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We were free

We were soldiers once and young
???We were not summer soldiers

We were not like other people
???We were not all wrong

We were making history
???We were interrupted

We were in the ark
???We were and we shall be

We were free
???We were always free

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To you

To you, America
To you, I write
To you out there
To you . . . the essential cog in the wheel of Women’s Dormitory Association
To you, Thomas Hutchins
To you, treacherous and corrupt poet
To your health
To your health

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4 comments on “Five Poems Found in the Database of the UC Berkeley Library ~ poetry by Glenn Ingersoll

  1. Sha'Tara
    April 16, 2018

    Love is a rose but you better not pick it, it only grows when it’s on the vine…

  2. Audrey Driscoll
    April 16, 2018

    Hmm. Having worked as a cataloguer in libraries for 30+ years, I can relate to this. In fact, I had a similar (but different) idea. Might follow up on it someday.

    • Kevin Brennan
      April 17, 2018

      I think there are a lot of opportunities out there for “found” poetry. Go for it!

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