Thursday, May 15, 2008

Creativity Tips: Think Burma-Shave

The Burma-Shave campaign was brilliant. It's over, but there's still plenty of roadside poetry available if you keep your eyes open. One of my published poems was inspired by a swinging sign:

Found Poem: Rural Route 20, Oklahoma
© Jan Sokoloff Harness

An unintentional poet summed it up
on a swinging sign

outside an auto parts store
near Tulsa.

Jesus is Lord
Everything is for sale

Amen, brother.
Amen and hallelujah.

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