All month everyone can write a variety of poetry--cinquains, haiku, acrostic poems, 24 hour poems, repurposed book poetry, and visual poems. It's all to celebrate National Library Week & National Poetry Month. All poets will pick a small prize for each poem and will be entered into a drawing for a library bag full of goodies. We will display them & post them on the blog if you want. Check out some of the poems so far:
Cinquain (has 5 lines--line one is the one word title; line 2 has 2 words and describes the title; line 3 is a 3 word pharse that describes an action relating to the title; line 4 is a 4 word phrase that describes a feeling related to the titile; line 5 is one word that refers back to your title.) Here's one:
Bugs crawling around
Nasty, disgusting, disturbing, yucky
Flowers are blooming
The smell of flowers linger.
Turning unseen pages
A world of possibilities
Make a difference.
Have fun. Enjoy your lifetime.
Go enjoy a book.
An acrostic poem:
L earning new things
I ntelligent people making a difference
B ooks with interesting facts
R eading a lot of books
A ll access to new knowledge
R are and intelligent facts for learning.
Y ou have ways of getting inside a book.
Repurposed Book Poem: (yes, they circled words in a book & crossed out others...):
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- Eight Letters in Search of a Word
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- Students.gov--The U.S. government's information portal provides answers to questions on education, career, government, and more, including links to financing your education.
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