Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
A couple of weeks ago, I took my niece Lily (remember our collaboration of poetry and art here?) for a game/art night. We do this every once in a while. She’s very artistic. We go to a coffee shop and doodle or do rock art or knit or something, and then we play some games: Skip-Bo, Pass the Pigs, etc.
My younger daughter, Maddie, who heads back to Scotland in a couple of weeks, wanted to come along, so it was a triple girls’ night out. Besides knitting, I brought some magnetic poetry. We sat around with our donuts and handed each other little piles of random magnetic words, and then we had to make poems out of the pile. We used 90% words from our pile, but then it tended to devolve into a game of Pit. Instead of shouting out stocks to buy or sell, we were trading words.
“I need a ‘she.’ Does anyone have a ‘she’?”
“No, but I have ‘perspire’!” [or some other bizarre word that I can’t remember now:>) ]
Anyway, I thought I’d share a few of our poems today for Poetry Friday. Just click to see each poem in larger format.
Have you used magnetic poetry? You can play online, which is awesome. And I own several of the kits and a big metal stand to make poems on. I love to let groups of kids create poems on it during workshops.
Teacher/poet Heidi Mordhorst has the Poetry Friday Roundup today at My Juicy Little Universe. Like Heidi, I’m feeling a little NoNotYet, too. Not because of the start of the school year but because Maddie will be leaving in a couple of weeks for 2-3 years overseas doing missions work. NoNotYet. I’ll be thinking that at the airport, I know.