Junk Journal July – Prompt 28 – Upcycled

Prompt 28, Upcycled – my initial thought was what on earth can I do for this. I started delving into what upcycled actually means. It led me on a different path. I stumbled upon something which I absolutely love and will be doing lots of – Found Poetry.

Wikipedia definition of Found Poetry:

Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them (a literary equivalent of a collage) by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning. The resulting poem can be defined as treated: changed in a profound and systematic manner; or untreated: virtually unchanged from the order, syntax and meaning of the poem.

Prompt 28, Upcycled – Found Poetry is a way of upcycling words into a new meaning. Love it!

There are many ways you can do this. Sort through old newspapers, magazines, etc. and cut out the words you want to rearrange into a new poem. Or you can do what I have done here, which is probably more challenging. I took a magazine page and picked out words which followed on and made new sense of them. Poems give you the freedom to do just that.

I collaged the background, using paper from my Etsy shop, and added the poem. The little circle embellishment bottom right I created into a pocket. This holds a little tag which reads the poem highlighted across the pages.

Fretting over if people have a soul? Exist!!

Join in the appreciation – every single thought make perfect.

The answer is boldly cryptic, not worthy of review.

Caroline Webley

I know its obscure, but my thinking with this little upcycled poem is thus: Many people wonder and worry if we humans have a soul. It crosses my mind. Instead of worrying, just exist in the now! Join in the appreciation of life and make it matter. Make your thoughts and actions perfect to live the very best life. There is no logical answer to the question if we have a soul. Therefore, it is not worthy of you wasting your time worrying about it!

Live happy x

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