Tag Archives: Poetry Stretch

Slice of Life Story Challenge: 9 of 31

I had my post planned on the drive to school today. I was so excited that it would be written in the morning instead of evening. Then I arrived at school and my idea had flown the coop. So this … Continue reading

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Poetry Stretch: Ideogram

An ideogram looks at letters or numbers and tries to see what is in the shape.  What do you see when you look at the letters? J hang onto the rope which swings over the lake O the shape of ripples … Continue reading

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Poetry Stretch: Trees

Poetry Stretch over at The Miss Rumphius Effect is to write about trees. sakura trees line river bank pink  clouds cry as earth shakes to readjust its axis mono no aware *mono no aware is the Japanese term for “an … Continue reading

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Poetry Stretch: Moon Poems

Finally, time to respond to Tricia’s Poetry Stretch at The Miss Rumphius Effect. It’s been awhile. She inspired us with a Karla Kuskin poem, “Write about a Radish”. Here’s my attempt: we waited for moonrise atop the roof while the … Continue reading

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Poetry Stretch: Sayings

For Poetry Stretch this week that we think about a saying and respond to it.  My grandmother was famous for: “The hurrier you go, the behinder you get.” Today is Friday My mind says Wednesday Been racing around all week in … Continue reading

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Poetry Stretch: Abecederian Poem

Poetry Stretch this week at The Miss Rumphius Effect is to write an abecederian poem, or poem constrained by alphabetical order.  My grand-daughter, number # 2, had her tonsils  and adenoids out along with sinuses cleaned out. A lot for one little four … Continue reading

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Poetry Stretch: Cento

Poetry Stretch at TMRE offers up a “cento” As described by The Teachers & Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms, it’s “a poem made entirely of pieces from poems by other authors. Centos can be rhymed or unrhymed, short or long.” … Continue reading

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Poetry Stretch: Sijo

The Poetry Stretch this week is the Korean “sijo” The AHA site offers “More ancient than haiku, the Korean SIJO shares a common ancestry with haiku, tanka and similar Japanese genres. All evolved from more ancient Chinese patterns. Sijo is … Continue reading

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2010 NaPoWriMo Day 29

Poetry Stretch is “eggs” this week. In reading the Ralph Fletcher book, Ordinary Things: Poems from a Walk in Spring, I decided to create a “found line poem” no better place than a stream* myriad insects stirring inside hidden egg … Continue reading

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2010 NaPoWriMo Day 8

REVERSO! Poetry Stretch this week is based on the new Marilyn Singer’s book, Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse. It is challenging.  Here are my attempts adventurous readers checkout books in the library in the  library books checkout adventurous … Continue reading

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