Riddle-Ku! [mountain’s crumb]

Riddle-ku (National Poetry Month 2014)

 

Riddle-Ku of the Day

 
I’m the mountain’s crumb
hard and old, jagged or smooth 

Broken? Beautiful!
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved

 

HINT 1:

 

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HINT 2:

 

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Photos by Laura Purdie Salas

TITLE (AND ANSWER):

ROCK

 

[Educators, please click here to see a roundup of the entire month’s riddle-ku and also to get suggestions for using these riddle-ku with your students.]

UPDATE: My riddle-ku are now available in Kindle and paperback as Riddle-ku: Haiku for Very Close Reading (along with tons of great auxiliary materials for teachers), part of the 30 PAINLESS CLASSROOM POEMS series.

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Riddle-ku: Book 2 in the 30 Painless Classroom Poems series

22 Responses

    1. Thanks, Jeanne. I love rocks, so it was hard to restrict myself to so few words:>)

    1. Thanks, Jeanne. I love rocks, so it was hard to restrict myself to so few words:>)

  1. I get this one when I saw the clues I thought pie crust or pastry I rely love the words you used it is a wonderful poem 🙂

  2. I get this one when I saw the clues I thought pie crust or pastry I rely love the words you used it is a wonderful poem 🙂

  3. I’m a loose step
    a firm step
    heavy and strong
    a foundation
    I’m the pillars
    of the world
    on witch you
    build dreams

    poem by Jessica Bigi

  4. I’m a loose step
    a firm step
    heavy and strong
    a foundation
    I’m the pillars
    of the world
    on witch you
    build dreams

    poem by Jessica Bigi

  5. 6 syllables in the last word so it’s riddle-ku-esque.

    Fragments of jutted
    Mass hold civilizations
    Autobiography.

    © Charles Waters 2014 all rights reserved.

  6. 6 syllables in the last word so it’s riddle-ku-esque.

    Fragments of jutted
    Mass hold civilizations
    Autobiography.

    © Charles Waters 2014 all rights reserved.

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