Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Day 5 ~ How to Write a 5 W’s Poem for “30 Poems in 30 Days" #NationalPoetryMonth

So, it’s DAY FIVE and we are going to write a 5 W’s Poem – it’s surprisingly simple, fun and effective. o start out this year with a basic and simple poetry form.

How do you write a 5 W’s Poem?

This is a pretty obvious poem, but can be sweet, silly, romantic, or serious, etc., depending on what you fill in.

This poem answers the 5 W’s: Who, What, Where, When & Why.

You can be serious and heartfelt or light and silly by your choice of words.

These poems have no need to rhyme, nor are the lines any particular length or meter. So, it’s a pretty simple poetry form to follow:

Line 1: Who (or what) is the poem about? 
Line 2: What action is happening? 
Line 3: Where does the action take place? 
Line 4: When does the action take place? 
Line 5: Why does this action happen?

Here are few examples of mine:

Poems for National Poetry Month
Are being crafted and written down,
Everywhere and anywhere,
During the month of April,
Because our words beg to be given wings.

                  © 2015 Stephanie Abney

Jim, my eternal companion
Takes good care of me,
Wherever we are,
At each opportunity,
Because he loves me.

                 © 2014 Stephanie Abney

My precious grandchildren
Want to come play with me,
At grandma's house,
As often as they can,
Because I'm lots of fun to play with.

              © 2014 Stephanie Abney

Okay ~ YOUR TURN ~ Whatcha’ got?

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.


Vicki said...

Gotta do it
Frying in the kitchen
Any time of day
Because it tastes so good!

Carroll Morris said...

Our prayers, wordless or mute,
Fly through space
To reach the heart of God
Instantly—the Now being now—
Because we are loved.

Carroll Morris said...

Oops. Wrong version.

Our prayers, spoken or mute,
Fly through space
To reach the heart of God
Instantly—the Now being now—
Because we are loved.

Heidi Murphy said...

Mine are here:;postID=7745810496553719600;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=1;src=link

And on facebook.

Peggy Barker said...

Baby Blake
Is learning about her new environment,
Heaven on earth,
She went home today,
Because she passed all of her tests.

Stephanie Abney said...

These are all GREAT! Thanks, ladies!!