Happy Poetry Friday!
Like yesterday’s poem (which I liked much better), this one resulted from that oppositify exercise of that same Robert Wallace poem.
Janice at Salt City Verse has the roundup today! Yay, Janice!
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janice scully says
Laura–a dramatic poem! Accompanied by a forest fire. I love the parched rocks astonished by the creek water. I can hear the sizzle.
I’m enjoying your small poems, Laura. Never thought about how parched the rocks must feel in a forest fire. Very powerful.
I’m enjoying your sticky note poems, though I do not always comment. This one is blazing and hot. Parched is such a strong word choice.
Susan Thomsen says
Sticky note poems! I like this idea, and enjoyed reading the one you shared here. The thirsty rocks have a life of their own.
Denise Krebs says
I love how you tied all the lines of your poem into cohesion with the title “Thirsty Rocks.” Very nice! I’m picturing the rocks “scrabbling” to the creek.
Thanks, Denise-it was a cool exercise!
They do say that rocks can be scorched in the forest fires that are so hot, thus “parched” feels right & rolling into a creek, love that they’re ‘astonished”. Your sticky-note poem are terrific, Laura. It would be fun to do a book with them and to inspire kids to write them, too!
Thanks, Linda :>)
I’ve been reading these each day. I love the idea of a small poems on post-its.
Patricia J. Franz is seeing ???? in ???? (@patriciajfranz1) says
Love astonished rocks, yes. Deep inhale, knowing what those rocks withstand when those fires roar upon them. So glad they have creek relief!
Linda Mitchell says
Perfect placement of that word, “astonished.” It makes the whole poem shine.
Wondering and Wandering says
So much emotion in such a tiny poem, Laura. Loving your project, and my kiddos ADORED “spring riddle haiku” this week. Coming soon, a bloom!
Love that word “astonished.” It’s surprising and all kinds of perfect!
Leigh Anne Eck says
I am loving your poems on post-its! Such wonderful word choices: scrabble, parched and astonished!
I am really enjoying your post-it poems! Thanks for sharing them with us.
Bridget Magee says
I’m ‘stuck’ on your clever NPM project, Laura. 🙂
Love the sticky note poem idea, Laura! Your rock scrambling reminds me of hiking in Sedona this past fall – where I was afraid I’d fall down the side of the hill, just like the rocks! I was parched, too! Great imagery! I helped a teacher with guided reading many years ago and she used a lot of sticky notes! They’re great! Thanks for sharing all your creations!
I always like sticky note poetry. I think I brought one with me when I moved but of course, it is in one of the boxes. At the time, I asked teachers to create their own and they loved it. Thanks for sharing your collection which I will go back and look through, Laura.
Thank you, Carol–and a little sticky note is so unintimidating to Ss compared to a big blank sheet of paper.
Laura Shovan says
I love that idea of astonishment. (And marveling at you choosing a word that has a little STONE inside.)
Ha–I didn’t notice that!