There had been nursery rhymes, there had been recititations learned for Sunday School, possibly even the possibility of Peter and Jane reading books but the first unofficial poem I found was on the label of the HP Sauce Bottle.
LA SAUCE HP
EST UN MELANGE
DE HAUTE QUALITIE DE FRUITS ORIENTAUX
ET DE VINAIGRE…
Did I know it was a found poem? Could I understand it? No, reading was quite a new activity for me. Did I love it? Yes. Does it still make me smile on a cold February morning. Yes.
That’s found poetry for you…