Poetry Prompt: Highly Illogical


This post is part of a series of weekly found poetry prompts. If you have an idea for a found poetry source, email Senior Poetry Editor Beth Ayer. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Leonard Nimoy’s passing last week prompted an outpouring of mourning from fans, with tributes and memories appearing all over the internet and beyond—with of course many references to the actor’s iconic Star Trek character, Spock. Canadians have been defacing five dollar bills in Spock’s honor even prior to Nimoy’s death. Also, if you didn’t know, now you know (my cat).

Here at FPR we would like to pay tribute to Leonard Nimoy in the best way we know how: by repurposing the language of his most famous character into poetry. Tip: write a poem using Spock’s language in which the source/original voice cannot be recognized.

Here are some sources for getting started:

Please share the results in the comments!

1 Comment

  • March 8, 2015

    Lewis Oakwood

    Spock’s found poem, taken from – O Me! O Life! By Walt Whitman —

    ~ ~ ~

    Spock Found Poem.

    Life! The questions recurring;
    endless trains of the foolish.

    Light, ever renew’d,
    all, I see around me.

    Here, exists and goes on,
    and you may contribute a verse.

    ~ ~ ~