Monday, April 29, 2019

Day 29 ~ Bio Poem for #NationalPoetryMonth and "30 poems in 30 days"

There are all kinds of “Bio Poems” and “All About Me” poetic forms out there so today we are going to follow a simple little format that produces a surprisingly powerful poem – ABOUT YOU!!

It is basically a 9-line poem with no specific requirements as to rhyming or syllables. However, each line has a prompt to be followed:

Any words in BLUE should be PART of your poem – only the first two lines “ask a question” and the answer to it becomes part of the poem – for the rest – start out with the part in blue and fill in the blank with whatever suits you.

Line 1: Your first name _________________
Line 2: Three words that describe you ______________________________
Line 3: Who enjoys _____________________________________________
Line 4: Who is able to ___________________________________________
Line 5: Who feels _______________________________________________
Line 6: Who wonders ____________________________________________
Line 7: Who fears ______________________________________________
Line 8: Who cares about _________________________________________
Line 9: Who dreams of ___________________________________________

I haven’t written a bio poem for this particular format yet and I have some appointments this morning that will prevent me from taking time to create on to share so I’ll just let y’all come up with your own. Enjoy!!

In the interest of "full disclosure" and giving proper attribution (although I have seen so many variations of this type of poem), I did find this particular format in a free download from a teacher, Laura Candler, as found at "Teachers Pay Teachers" ~ here is the link: FREE Bio Poems Made Easy ~ TPT (Teachers Pay Teachers) was always one of my favorite places to get great material when I was teaching full-time. I still go there when working with my grandkids. So, it might be a useful resource for some of you out there. (I added my own "spin" to it by naming the lines and highlighting the beginning prompts in blue). 


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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 your 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.

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Heidi L. Murphy said...

Meh. I think my husband gave me the flu again. AGAIN! Well here's my slightly maudlin take on today's poetry form:

GoofyJ said...

Bio poem & cinquain from yesterday...

Connie Cockrell said...

Interesting format.

Scatter-brained, creative, logical,
Who enjoys ice cream,
Who is able to lead a meeting and be alone.
Who feels that people are unique,
Who wonders why people want everyone to be the same.
Who fears mediocrity.
Who cares about the less fortunate.
Who dreams of a free world.