09 | Mumbai

Week Nine

Sailing to Bombay,

sailing in Mumbai —

mum’s the word,

Mumbai’s the world.

Night in Mumbai –

indeterminacy restored.

The mutiny — five stops

on the western coast.

Let it rain, let it adorn.

Residents call it home.

Indian safari: what not

to do. Dharavi child —

Rumanna’s rubies, rivers

–classrooms in seams.

Objectives — the gates

of Ismat Towers –

found poets on tour

in Mumbai | Bombay.

. . . . .

Poet: Susan Powers Bourne
Source: FAVIT Week Nine
Process: Poem titles remixed
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08 | Thetford

08 Week Eight Thetford

Balance born — Noel Perrin — at Thetford.

Stuff for sale makes life lean — impeach Nixon.

Special poetry reading for amateur farmer-builders!

A different river – first-line search for summer holidays.

Thetford’s covered bridges still cover the Connecticut River.

Catch as catch can — chase the child east during each ice age.

So many recall 1938 hurricane principles — rural, modest, refined.

Others may participate politely while on virtual found poetry tours.

Heavy we went out — our notes from the fields of Thetford, Vermont.

. . . . .

Poet: Susan Powers Bourne
Source: FAVIT Week Eight
Process: Poem titles remixed

07 | Rocky Mountain

07 Week Seven Rocky Mountain

#rmnp

It’s a hike, White Eagle.

A night tour, forget-me-not.

Rocky encounters, adventure holidays.

Colorado columbine, for better, for worse.

Wildflowers unveiled: Damaged 1, Damaged 2.

Clear blue lake gods, Rocky Mountain National Park.

Wilderness scenes through found poets’ visiting eyes.

. . . . .

Poet: Susan Powers Bourne
Source: FAVIT Week Seven
Process: Poem titles remixed

06 | Montalcino

After dark –

little hands,

a little gift.

Sangiovese:

a long way,

a war diary,

a week in July,

a honey house,

a treasure hunt.

Out of the woods,

a little hymn for la donna

by found poets in Montalcino.

. . . . .

Poet: Susan Powers Bourne
Source: FAVIT Week Six
Process: Poem titles remixed

05 | Monfalcone

05 Week Five Monfalcone

The language of Sangiovese’s

lament — Rilke at Duino.

A far better thing — this splendid

terrible story, suspended.

Privato affitta – his muse —

witnessing women, all

their oral ancient myths

abstracting asbestos.

The Blissed Karstic life —

post-war pictorials — elegien

galleries for found poets

invading Monfalcone, Italy.

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Poet: Susan Powers Bourne
Source: FAVIT Week Five
Process: Poem titles remixed

04 | Ottawa

04 Week Four Ottawa

Women of Ottawa —

still in the park.

Hot and cool crows

wherever I land.

My dream studio

and Celia Franca —

national treasures.

Poetic triptychs —

undoubtedly, art.

First virtual tour

— making history.

The sense of being

a weather front —

the best time to paddle

to Ottawa and back.

. . . . .

Poet: Susan Powers Bourne
Source: FAVIT Week Four
Process: Poem titles remixed

03 | Grand Rapids

03 Week Three Grand Rapids

The great playground

of the great nation —

garden highlights,

ikebana by Gladys,

Bonsai man, translated.

This is the beginning

of anything you want.

We are the Council —

of Three. This is how

we got our name —

by voicing our views.

Grand prizes — like old

cheerleaders after dark —

all shortlisted in history.

We found it after art.

Won’t you join us?

What was that place?

Were those found poets?

. . . . .

Poet: Susan Powers Bourne
Source: FAVIT Week Three
Process: Poem titles remixed