I’m so hungry for poetry, I’ve chomped away the top of this logo:
To your right are links to my poems for the month of April in Poem-A-Day Challenges.Â In some poems I’ve also included poetry prompts so you can write your own poem…or use them in a lesson plan.
In 2013, the poems are “Ruff Drafts,”
rough drafts of poems about dogs, and in 2012, all the poems are dog poems, too…followed by a poetry prompt.
- Poetry doesnâ€™t have to rhyme.
- Anything in the world can be the subject of a poem.
- You canâ€™t write a meaningful poem without feeling strongly about it.
- You donâ€™t have to worry about spelling until after your poem is written and you want to share it.
- Poetry is more than a series of facts or statements.
- Word pictures are the art of poetry.
- Every word counts in poetry.
- Poetry is imagination and imagery.
- You can communicate an idea or feeling by comparing two things.
- Poetry is â€śthe best choice of words.â€ť
- Rhyme is a tool of poetry to be used properly, not artificially.
- Punctuation is for the purpose of making a poem easier to read.
You, too, can make yourself a poetâ€™s hat!
See also Myraâ€™s marvelous book, POEM-MAKING.
This book is written for perhaps a ten-year-old reading levelâ€”perfect for me!