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!