Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April is National Poetry Month!

I mentioned that this month is the month to dive into a good poem. Here is an example of a great one:

How to Eat a Poem

Don't be polite.
Bite in.
Pick it up with your fingers and lick the juice that

may run down your chin.
It is ready and ripe now, whenever you are.
You do not need a knife or fork or spoon
or plate or napkin or tablecloth.

For there is no core
or stem
or rind
or pit
or seed
or skin
to throw away.
by Eve Merriam

Kids love poems that rhyme. Some poetry however does not. You can find out how to write a haiku poem, a shape poem or a limerick just for fun. I have chosen a great website to share with you so you can explore poetry at its finest. Try to write a simple poem together tonight and if it is a winner, submit it to one of the sites listed below. Have fun creating together and read on.

Website: www.squidoo.com/k12interactivepoetry
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