Hi there, Poets and Poetry Devourers (yum, yum!)
To your right are links to my poems for the month of April, which is Poetry Month. I’ve included poetry prompts in some of them so you can write your own poem…or use them in a lesson plan.
In 2014, we’re exploring metaphors and similes, in 2013, the poems were “Ruff Drafts,”Â rough drafts of poems about dogs, and in 2012, all the poems are dog poems, too…followed by a poetry prompt.
And I have poems in new anthologies, including several poems in each of the MARVELOUS
Poetry Friday Anthologies, (the newest isÂ The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science: Poems for the School Year Integrating Science, Reading, and Language)
The first listing in Links
on this website, is Poetry.
- 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!