For this exercise, I used the fifth word on each odd page from my book The Honeymooners’ Cookbook (where words are repeated I cheated a little):
Need whet eggs apples spinach
cup effort of flour little
easy top rocket pine nuts
portobello four full-fat streaky bulgar
sliced preserved onion cooked moist
and fiery hanky-panky oil mashed!
ciabatta peeled in balsamic capers
wholegrain shank zest thighs bacon
cream of leg wild mushrooms
yogurt fillets pale dark coffee
sugar strawberries vanilla ginger butter
(unless it’s a quickie)
For more on “found poetry”, check out Nina Katchadourian’s website.