SOLSC 15 SOLSC Day 18: Preparing for National Poetry Month

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National Poetry Month is thirteen days away. In addition to sending out postcards, I am providing poetry prompts with double L’s in the word (because my name has two ll’s). The words will be loosely related to nature. And my plan is to include words, A-Z.

Here’s a preliminary list:

Alluvium
Allspice
Bull rush
Bluebill
Bullfrog
Calla
Calliope
Chollas
Colloquy
Calliope
Duckbill
Elliptic
Flotilla
Gazelles
Golliwogs
Galloons
Hellebore
Hollow
Illusory
Illumine
Icefalls
Jellyfish
Jelleba
Killdeer
Knolls
Lolly gag
Lilliput
Mantilla
Mandrill
Mulleins
Nigellas
Nut galls
Ocellate
Olla
Pollen
Polliwog
Quilling
Quills
Rollie Pollies
Shallots
Shallows
Trillium
Umbrella
Vanilla
Willow
Willet
Yellow
Zorilla

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5 Responses to SOLSC 15 SOLSC Day 18: Preparing for National Poetry Month

  1. Linda Baie says:

    Love your idea, Jone. It looks like it will be a very busy, and fun, month. We can huRRy through or loLL along haPPily!

  2. What an out-of-the box idea! Should spark some interesting poems…
    (And isn’t lolly gag a wonderful word!)

  3. Ramona says:

    No X? I just checked my dictionary and you’re right! Love this post, I’m always excited for April, too! I just got my Roz Chast poster today for National Poetry Month.

  4. isbergamanda says:

    What a fun idea for a poem! I think this might work for my reluctant poets!

    -Amanda at http://teachingwanderlust.com/2015/03/18/food-drive-sol18/

  5. Leigh Anne says:

    Wow! What an interesting list. I am embarrassed to say that I don’t know what some of those words mean! Do you post these poems during the month of April? I would love to see what you do with some of them.

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