[Found] Poetry :: being an island

Last weekend I took the CAKE.shortandsweet writing group to Manchester Art Gallery for a special ambulatory workshop. This seemed to go down fairly well, and I’m hoping to run more of them soon.

One of the exercises we did was creating found poems and stories out of newspaper and magazine articles. I’ve never really done this before but I found it a really useful way of sparking some ideas to then keep writing from. I’d like to dedicate a whole session to this sometime, I found it really useful.

I’m not a poet, so this is hardly a masterwork. That said, don’t feel like you’ll hurt my feelings with some honest crit. I haven’t yet edited this beyond moving around some line breaks, so any thoughts are very welcome.


being an island

with a chuckle

they complete the remaining events.

The lower miles will

capture his journey.

There are easier ways of saying so much


being an island



This city took the arteries of temptation

from the broken night.

What siren


mythical conscience guiding

the isolation.

The characters

by the sea itself




easily muddled

and confused.

The finale of this draws myths

towards the water


we belong.



About sarahgracelogan

Sarah Grace is an itinerant scribbler and general layabout. She runs a writing group called CAKE.shortandsweet, because any form of procrastination from actual writing is always attractive to the serious author of refined taste. When not distracted by laser pens, Sarah Grace writes novels, short stories and flash fiction, poetry, stage scripts and screenplays. She has performed her work at Stirred Poetry, Bad Language and Tongue in Cheek Manchester. Her first publication, Humping the Boonies is a self-published chapbook available directly from the author, or from Travelling Man, Manchester. You can find more details about her ongoing projects, not to mention a selection of free stories up for grabs right here on her blog. https://sarahgracelogan.wordpress.com/about/ She also likes to talk about theatre, film, books, photography, and especially games and other things that involve collaborative storytelling. Sarah Grace likes feedback, in whatever form it comes.

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