Wednesday, April 04, 2007

this month

did you know that this month is national poetry month? yeah, i didn't either til i was listening to NPR today. but it was a perfect day to be thinking about it. it has been WAY too long since i have read, wrote or recited poetry. why is that? everything seems so fast paced now that it has been a long time since i have to think about a poem.

i can still remember in 4th grade when i had to write a haiku, epitaph, free verse or sonnet. that was a long time ago and that was for a grade. the last time i remember writing poetry was in college - just a way to ease the pain of a first crush, unrequited love, etc. - oh.wait... i wrote a haiku about hello kitty like 2 years ago - so i am lying. here is that ode to kitty:

hello kitty why
do you hold such possession
over my fancy

in fact, i was thinking about a poem i wrote during college - this was in like 1993 - i found a book i had put it in the other day. i thought it would be perfect to do a LO about that. so before i share that poem, let me work on that LO.

but now you know what my challenge for you is going to be about - p0etry. so think about it for a bit before i post again. think about a poem you want to write. think about poem you want to read. and i want you to create about it. poetry can be beautiful journaling. poetry can change how you think and feel.

and thanks for sharing the LOs from the last challenge. i have LOVED to see what you all have done so far. it is awesome to see you stretch yourselves and i will post a winner of my last challenge this weekend!


At 4/05/2007 01:28:00 AM, Anonymous Greta said...

Too funny... just last week I was thinking about a lil' "poem" I wrote a loooong time ago. I still have the original copy and was wishing I had photos and/or dates of the outting that inspired the writing. I thought it would be fun to scrap. Glad you brought this up, I think it's a great challenge for oneself or even something for parents to think of doing as their children bring home great works of art of any type!

At 4/05/2007 06:52:00 AM, Blogger Shirley said...

still lovin' that HK layout!

At 4/05/2007 07:33:00 AM, Blogger sheetal patel said...

when i visited my parents last weekend i found a tiny notebook filled with my poetry from high school--wow i was dramatic back then! :)

At 4/07/2007 03:05:00 AM, Blogger Andrea said...

i love poetry...i used to write ton and tons of poems but i just haven't been able to lately! i really should give it a try! i love your Hello Kitty cute :D


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