Here’s the scoop. I decided to start sharing Poem Starter Videos to give teachers a quick and simple poetry activity for the classroom. These are quick and casual and done for fun. I’ll also be posting the text of each poem each day. So you can use these posts just to find a delicious daily poem to read, or?you can watch the?video with your students and start writing!?I hope you like them.
We’re going to start off the month with a poem by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater from her debut collection, Forest Has a Song: Poems?(Clarion, 2013). This book is stunning, with deceptively simple, delightful poems. It’s the kind of poetry I strive to write but rarely do. Congratulations, Amy! I think it’s appropriate to start off National Poetry Month with an invitation, especially one as lovely as this.
a pinecone fall.
a spicy breeze.
–Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, all rights reserved
And here is my Poem Starter Video: