Cannibalistic origami swan poem

Cannibalistic origami swan poem

A Poem by William Arthur

I took my poem 'who snapchats anyway' printed it, and folded it into an origami swan, then used the exposed words and phrases to make a new poem...


Cannibalistic origami swan poem


you know,

on the concourse,

his patchy moustache,

woke up holding you.


I’ll hug

the day

consciously or in sleep,

peaceful like.


my limbs,


drifted into the dreamcatcher.

put yourself there.


© 2015 William Arthur

Author's Note

William Arthur
You should first read 'who snapchats anyway?' to see where these words come from.

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I agree with ANTO. This is an interesting idea. I had the same idea for this review, i.e., taking your poem and cutting it into pieces and reassembling it for your review, but then I said, "Nah…this is a review, not art." So anyway, I like it. Turned into an interesting poem anyway.

Best regards,


Posted 8 Years Ago

the very idea !! lol - I love it
Is it classed as found poetry (even though you wrote it) do you think William ?
I read somewhere that a hugely popular song (A Whiter Shade of Pale??) - was writen in a similar vein

Love this !!
Cool as....

Posted 8 Years Ago

William Arthur

8 Years Ago

yeah it was part of three 'found poems' i submitted fr my MA portfolio, one was more flarf ('a found.. read more

8 Years Ago

Yeah send me those William. The series from origami shapes sound so exotic kind of sounds like an Ea.. read more
I think i might cannibalise my entire first collection using different oragami animals- would people be interested in a series of these???

Posted 8 Years Ago

This is beautiful thanks for requesting me to read it ♥

Posted 8 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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6 Reviews
Added on February 6, 2015
Last Updated on February 6, 2015
Tags: cannibalism, found poem, dada, dadaist, metapoetry, origami, swan, flarf


William Arthur
William Arthur

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

I am doing an MA in Creative Writing at The University of Sheffield (as f*****g self indulgent as that is) under the tutelage of Simon Armitage. I am mainly a poet but also write short prose. My favou.. more..


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