It’s March Madness Poetry time! Voting is now live on Round 1 Poems. My matchup is here–my pufferfish goes up against Walt Disney. I hope you’ll go check both poems out and vote for your favorite…and then browse through all the other match-ups, too!
Photo: Screen capture from An Idiot Abroad, a Ricky Gervais series gem we watched recently
Wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less (guidelines here)!
Now there’s something you don’t see every day! It makes me think of:
1)?The Bible quote about a camel fitting through the eye of a needle
2)?When kids build toy cities or farms, and the objects aren’t all in proportion to each other
3) Why would a ship of the desert need a ride in the back of a truck?
And here’s my poem first draft, for my husband, Randy, who’s recovering nicely but slowly from his neck surgery:
If I Could Hold…
oceans in teacups
or stars in pencilboxes
maybe I could fit
you in my heart
–by Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
What do you think of when you look at this image? Take any idea and jot down a 15 Words or Less poem. No polish. No pressure. Just fun!
Please note: I’m at a Young Authors Conference today writing poetry with kids. I will read and respond to your poems, but it will likely be tomorrow before I have a chance to do that!