One of our followers (Hi, Jane!) emailed the coolest thing a few days ago.
Apparently there is school activity for middle grade which involves taking the spines of books and making poetry.
Some are more successful than others. Here are two that remind me I always mean to take up poetry. I have many sets of those word magnets intended for word and poetry play.
To me, poetry is wonderful phrases that make you think and when strung together bring the world and emotion to life.
paint the wind
step by wicked step
That’s brilliant in my book. Of course I had to try too. So here is mine.
A gentle rain…stinking creek…the river between.
The Lord God made them all.
Hey, it’s no “witches paint the wind step by wicked step” but I was pretty pleased and I didn’t have a whole library. I have a lot of business and research books. (rejected poem: Dealing with people you can’t stand. Voodoo hoodoo.)
So, make a poem! You can do it!! You don’t have to take a picture. We’ll take your word for it. Type your poem in your comments. Best poem (selected by random generator ::g::) gets a slightly spine crunched copy of FROST MOON.
The Top Down Crew should feel free to add pictures of their poems. Betina has some good ones so hopefully she'll add more pics. :)