Poetry Lovers, I need your help with two things!
- I’m looking for a children’s poem about perseverance, and I need it by the end of today. Ack! It doesn’t need to actually be about it, but it has to demonstrate it. I have to read it to an assembly of K-5th graders tomorrow, and I want it to be something really accessible. My backup poem is Don’t Quit, but I’d really love something that is more show-don’t-tell, like The Little Engine That Could.
- Any recommendations for poetry collections/anthologies (not novels in verse) about the immigration experience?
Please leave any suggestions in the Comments. Thanks!
Wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less (guidelines here)!
Here’s a bit of painting. It makes me think of:
1)?A fairy slide
2)?A twirly skirt
3) A spoon diving toward a poached egg
And here’s my poem first draft:
Time spins like gravity,
it is still–
holding prom and promises
–by Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
What do you think of when you look at this picture? Take any quick idea and jot down a 15 Words or Less poem. It doesn’t have to rhyme or describe this picture. Just?look at this picture and say, “This makes me think of _________.” Fill in the blank and write about THAT!