Right - so I have been less than thrilled with the last couple of books I started reading. At the moment I have given up on them in disgust and pulled out a non-fiction book I haven't read by an author whose work I have previously enjoyed in order to get the bad taste out of my brain.
Also the Found Poem Challenge sounded like fun - so here is my book ...
Jewels: A Secret History (called Buried Treasure in the UK) by Victoria Finlay. Her previous book Color: A Natural History of the Palette was great.
These are the words I got using 5, except I cheated a little on step two - rather than deleting two words and adding my own I used an adjacent word three times (so that I didn't end up with a plethora of articles - the, the, ):
ancient for in amber natural away nation fate Phaeton joyrider sisters chariot said on
And here is my poem:
In natural amber
sisters for fate said ...