Well, how about an easy one for your busy Saturday? (Yes, I have heard some grumbling about some forms being too hard or taking too long). But, be advised - I have harder ones yet in store. But for today - this is quick and simple. Enjoy!!!
This is a rather simple little 5-line poem with very
specific guidelines. Its simplicity is its beauty. This is also an easy and fun
poetic form to use with children.
Line 1 ~ “I dreamed” (that’s it – just write I dreamed and do not add anything)
Line 2 ~ “I was a/the _______” (you fill in the blank, generally
a one-word noun)
Line 3 ~ where/location (keep it short: in the … on a … at the …) wherever
Line 4 ~ action (use an “ing” verb with just a few more words to
describe the action)
Line 5 ~ adverb (use only ONE word – an adverb with a “ly”
Here are a couple of examples I came up with a few years
I was a butterfly
In a garden
Dancing in the wind
I was the sun
High in the sky
Watching over the world
Okay, your turn!! Whatcha’ got?
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with you. Thanks for respecting my work and the creative work of others.