In some ways, every landscape painting might be considered a found poem. We painters, like the poet who makes found poems, pick and choose what goes into a painting. We leave things out. We move things around. We add things, many of which would look quite prosaic in their ordinary settings. If you've ever painted a studio piece from plein air sketches and photos, you probably did some of this. Like the author of a found poem, you worked to create a pattern pleasing to behold.
Here are two views of Courthouse Butte, and they are very different, partly because they were painted from different locations. But in each of them, I minimized the foreground to emphasize the butte. In the one with more obvious dead snags, I didn't paint the snags literally. In fact, I didn't use the snags in front of me at all. I chose instead to use some that were nearby but out of my viewfinder frame - these are my "found poem" elements. (These sketches are available for $60 each plus shipping. Contact me if you would like one or both.)
Courthouse Butte Sketch (#750) 9x12, oil
Courthouse Butte Sketch 2 (#748) 8x10, oil