Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day 17 – Let’s Write a Nature Personified Poem!

Nature Personified Poem


This is a fun little 5-line poetry form that will remind you of Carl Sandburg’s poem, “Fog.”

Title: Nature Form (such as wind, rain, heat, snow)
Line 1   Title + (how it arrives or begins)
Line 2   Tell what it does
Line 3   and how it does it
Line 4   and where it is
Line 5 Tell how it leaves

Example:

Wind
The wind dances in on
Trotting horses’ feet
It stops in a golden
Valley looking about through
Fiery eyes, and then rages past
At a mighty gallop.
     by J. Kurnath © at the website Instant Nature Personification Poem Site

Here’s “Fog” by Carl Sandburg:

Fog

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
by Carl Sandburg ©

YOUR TURN!! Have fun!

5 comments:

Mary L Walling said...

SUN
The early morning sun
Falls upon the humble young boy
Its radiant glory brightly beaming
On the grove of trees
Leaving sacred hallowed ground

Stephanie Abney said...

Wow! YOU ARE AMAZING!! I LOVE THIS!!!! Thanks for posting it.

Vicki said...

Snow
Snow comes in quietly like a cat stalking a shadow
It covers the earth in a blanket of white
As it floats down from the mountainous clouds
Hiding everything in it's path.
Then leaves just as quietly as it slips down the drains and into the grass.

Stephanie Abney said...

I like this, Vicki - "hiding everything in it's path" - nice!

Me said...

Rain
The clouds cry out rain
It jumps of the roofs of houses
The rain falls and keeps on falling
Its in the sky looking down
When it stops it stumbles onto the ground