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ICSPOTS (NPM ’16-Day 28)

28 Apr

One of the most fun parts of this April has been following the projects of various Poetry Friday friends. Donna, at Mainely Write, for example, has been posting vanity license plates she has photographed, a day for each letter of the alphabet, and using one of the day’s plates as a poem prompt.

When Adele Kenny’s blog (one of the places I check daily for poem-writing ideas) linked the poem “Which Way is Up?”—the thoughts of poet Tony Gruenewald on seeing a vanity plate flash by him on the road—I thought immediately of Donna’s project.

I surfed over to her website and on browsing through the variety of plates, a semblance of order began to suggest itself to me and, voila—a found poem!  Donna has generously allowed me to use plate photos from her blog for ICSPOTS. (Thanks Donna!)

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© 2016 by Violet Nesdoly, Photos by Donna Smith (All rights reserved)

In case you didn’t get the message via the plate lingo, here it is, in translation (with my additions in parentheses):

Icy Spots(?)

Whatever
Look up,
Love Jesu
North Star.

Oh my—
Are you salt?
Misfit?
(It’s) OK.

Kiddos,
Anchor D(own).
Rejoice.
You are loved.

We (are) grateful
You be brave,
Überkül (Extra cool)
Smoov (Smooth)

VN.

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Poetry Friday LogoThis post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Buffy Silverman at Buffy’s Blog.

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10 Comments

Posted by on April 28, 2016 in Found, Personal, Poetry Friday, Religious

 

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10 responses to “ICSPOTS (NPM ’16-Day 28)

  1. Brenda Davis Harsham

    April 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Nice! Uber plate-cool. 🙂

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  2. Donna Smith

    April 28, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Sweet! I love this! AND you had fun, too!

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      April 28, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      Thank you, Donna! I did have fun and thanks again for letting me play with your plates, then sharing the photos with me 😉

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  3. Buffy Silverman

    April 29, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Wonderful–great place to find a poem!

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  4. Linda Baie

    April 29, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Clever, funny, and you’ve enlarged their messages, Violet.

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  5. Tara Smith

    April 29, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    As Linda said – clever and such fun.

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  6. maryleehahn

    April 30, 2016 at 5:49 am

    I love how all the ripples through the interwebs led you to make this plate-full of goodness!

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  7. Karin Fisher-Golton

    April 30, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    I love it! I’m going to be seeing license plates differently now. And it is such a positive, warm poem. I love thinking of all the pieces of it driving around Maine.

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  8. murphpoet

    April 30, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Very cool! Love what you came up with.

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  9. Tabatha

    May 1, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Great idea, Violet! Nicely done. I had the urge to move the fourth stanza before the third, but then ending with “smoov” is hard to resist. 🙂

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