Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Day 6 ~ How to Write an “ing Poem” for “30 Poems in 30 Days” #NationalPoetryMonth


So, here’s a new type of poem – bet you haven’t heard of it before. It’s a super easy and quick little poem – to give your brain a break (and a heads up about Friday’s poem so you can be thinking about it ~ in all your spare time since I made today’s challenge so simple). OK, here we go ~

Today we are going to write an “ing” Poem ~ yep, an “ing” Poem

So, basically, you choose a noun (seasons and animals make good choices, but any noun that comes to mind will be great) and then list 4-6 (give or take) verbs associated with that noun and add “ing” to them. Give it a try – perhaps, create several “ing” poems.

Like this:
NOUN
verb + ing 
verb +ing 
verb +ing 
verb +ing 
verb +ing 


Here’s my example:


Grandchildren

Laughing
Playing
Loving
Caring
Sharing
Growing




OK and NOW – a heads up for the poetry form for Friday – and PLEASE WAIT UNTIL FRIDAY ~ but, if you were with me last year – you will remember this one and how much fun we had – in fact, once a few of us posted ours on FB – it went pretty crazy. Everyone wanted to join in ~ “Spine Poetry.”

I’m letting you know now so you can start reviewing the spines of books to get a feel for what poetry you can create using ONLY the spines of books stacked up on each other on their sides (DVD cases work as well). Here’s an example:



OK, now, head off and try your hand at an “ing” poem, or several, if you wish. And be thinking about what’s coming up on Friday.

And, as always, please remember: any poetry found on this blog, written by me, is my personal property and may not be used without my permission, other than sharing it as an example in a lesson or to read it to someone. The same goes for any poems that are shared in the comments of this blog or elsewhere online as a result of this challenge. They are the creative property of the person who writes them. These poems are their original work and no one may use them without their permission. It is understood that they own the copyright for to them as soon as they post them. Thanks so much!


Also, if you choose to post your poems on your own blog ~ that’s awesome. But PLEASE don’t just copy and paste my daily instructions, but rather post your poem on your blog or you FB wall or wherever AND LINK BACK TO THIS BLOG POST for others to come here to read the instructions. I’ve spent considerable time researching the poetry forms and writing them up to share with you. Thanks for respecting my work


4 comments:

Peggy Barker said...

Vacation

Packing
Driving
Walking
Swimming
Playing
Sightseeing

Vicki said...

Libraries

Reading
Playing
Laughing
Learning
Socializing

Heidi Murphy said...

Weeding with the Dog

Equipping
Sitting
Dog-fending
Pulling
Dog-fending
Moving
Pulling
Dog-fending
Faking
Pulling
Giggling
Abdicating
Playing
Retreating
For my other "ing" poem go to www.murph4slaw.blogspot.com

mandy said...

PARENTS

Playing
Crying
Teaching
Guiding
Laughing
Smiling
Loving