“Her final days”

“Her final days” by Laurie Kolp was created from Anna Botsford Comstock’s How to Keep Bees (1905). To read the poem, please click here.

About the poem and the process of composing it, Laurie writes:

I created a phrase bank as I read through How to Keep Bees.  I played around with the phrases and alphabetized them.  I love to write abecedarians, so my goal was to create one that was not about bees.  I pasted the source into a Word document so that I could search for certain words I needed.  After careful consideration, a theme emerged.  I love how this process helped me out of a writing slump, as found poetry always does.


Other found poems by Laurie Kolp at Heron Tree:  “How to Beat Departure” and “In the End.”