And TODAY is Poem in Your Pocket Day!?Educators, here are four short poems from The Poetry Friday Anthology your students can use, and here are loads more ideas for the day.
OK, thanks for dropping by my Poem Starter Video party.
Today’s poem comes from Dare to Dream…Change the World (Kane Miller Books, 2012), edited by Jill Corcoran.?This book features pairs of poems about people who have done amazing, inspiring things. Kelly Fineman and I partnered up to write about YouTube and its three creators, and here’s Kelly’s poem. You could say she knocked it out of the ballpark!
A Place to Share
You could say they took something hard
and made it easy.
You could say the reached out to the wide world
and made it smaller.
You could say they shared their skills
so others could share their talents.
You could say they created a real community
within a virtual space.
You could call it a triumph of technology,
a credit to creative thinking,
an energized innovation.
Or you could call it YouTube.
–by Kelly Fineman, all rights reserved
And here is my Poem Starter Video: