Saturday, April 10, 2021

Day 10 ~ Windspark Poem for "30 poems in 30 days" #NationalPoetryMonth

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 theon aat 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” ending)

Here are a couple of examples I came up with a few years ago.


I dreamed
I was a butterfly
In a garden
Dancing in the wind

             © 2019 Stephanie Abney


I dreamed
I was the sun
High in the sky
Watching over the world


            © 2019 Stephanie Abney



Okay, your turn!! Whatcha’ got?


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Unknown said...

Day 10-Windspark Poem

I dreamed
I was a leaf
On the wind
Floating in the breeze

I dreamed
I was a child
In my mother’s womb
Waiting to begin my life

Connie Cockrell said...

I dreamed
I was the stars
High in the night sky
Shining down on you

Heidi L. Murphy said...

Here's mine late. What can I say? The second poem answers the question.