Found Poetry from Google Search Console

“Make it new,” Ezra Pound famously said, a mantra which can be applied to any example of what is called found poetry. Examples of making it new can be found throughout history, both ancient and recent. Shakespeare lifted most of his narratives from existing stories; Marcel Duchamp put a urinal in an art museum; Ezra Pound himself created many examples of what could be considered found poetry; writer Hart Seely rephrased Donald Rumsfeld’s speeches into poems; and, most recently, Google Poetics surfaced across the internet. There is even the Found Poetry Review, founded in 2011 by a poet who was tired of having her found poems rejected.

Fountain 1917, replica 1964 by Marcel Duchamp 1887-1968
Fountain 1917, replica 1964 Marcel Duchamp 1887-1968 Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1999

Recently, while researching the search queries that lead people to this site, it occurred to me that oftentimes these search terms are poetic, especially when one views many search terms at once, in a list.

And so, I put together a number of found poems, using only the search queries provided to me by Google Search Console, only the search terms that lead people to this blog (according to Google) in the last 90 days. Enjoy:


Haiku about the meaning of the song “Renegades”

spielbergs and kubricks
renegades lyrics meaning
spielberg’s and kubrick’s


Donald Trump vs. Bernie Sanders

bernie sanders video games
donald trump the joker

bernie sanders violent video games
donald trump joker

bernie sanders on video games
trump is a joker

trump the joker
not feeling the bern
the joker as donald trump

christian bale donald trump
christian bale and donald trump
donald trump christian bale
christian bale trump

bernie sanders game of thrones
house of cards is stupid


What happened?

ross son
ross’s son friends
ross son in friends
ross’s son in friends
ross’s son from friends
ross’ son on friends
friends ross’s son
ross’ son friends
friends ross’s son
ross geller

ross and ben friends
ross’s son ben in friends
ross ben friends
ben friends

what happened to ben in friends
what happened to ross’s son ben
what happened to ben on friends

did ross lose custody of ben
ross loses custody of ben
ross lost custody of ben

ross geller 2015



Perhaps there will be more, in the future. Maybe one about James Bond’s codenames. But for now, I hope you enjoyed this installment of “Found Poetry from Google Search Console.”



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