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!)
© 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):
Are you salt?
You are loved.
We (are) grateful
You be brave,
Überkül (Extra cool)
This post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Buffy Silverman at Buffy’s Blog.