Well, y’all are off to a great start. Since it’s early in the month, let’s go for super simple today – however, a simple poetry form can be deceiving – some rather profound poems can be produced with some very simple formats.
Today we are
going to write an “ing” Poem ~ yep, an “ing” Poem
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.
Here’s an example:
Here’s another example:
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What do you
think? When I was teaching, I loved to highlight whatever “National Day” it was
whenever possible. The kids got a kick out of it. Sometimes doing that makes a
fun prompt on what direction to take your poem. So, just FYI ~ April 2nd
Children's Book Day,” “National Ferret Day,” “National Love Your Produce
Manager Day,” “National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day,” “Reconciliation Day,” and
“World Autism Day,” to mention a few. So, you can focus on one of these
or make up your own prompt. Have fun!
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 to them as soon as they create
them and especially once they post them. Thanks so much!
Also, if you choose to post your poems on your own blog or elsewhere on social
media ~ 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 EACH DAY’S SPECIFIC 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.