Poetry Friday: What’s Your Poetry Fortune?

Welcome, welcome, welcome to all poetry goodness in the blogosphere! I am posting early as I will be busy later today.

I’ve been participating in the summer poetry exchange organized by the talented. Tabatha. This week, I received an exchange from her. It’s like she was able to look into my childhood and saw I loved fortune tellers as a child.

You have played with these, right?

Exchange (8) Celebrate (9)

Experiment (10) Feast (5)

Imagine (7) Vanish (6)

Mix (3) Open (4)

When you lift the flap:

Song or question A storm or window

Castle or cake. Saturday or summer

Cocoon or egg A mammal or monster

Danger or surprise A dream or doctor

Yesterday, I had time and sat at Starbucks, playing with this. I saw a couple of smiles from some kids sitting near me.

HAIKU (mix, cake, vanish)

mom mixes a cake
like magic
we make it vanish

ACROSTIC (feast, summer, exchange)

Poetry feast
Of summer
Exchanging poems
That arrive in your mailbox
Ready for some magic?
You’ll be surprised

Tabatha sent me a blank fortune teller. My head is spinning with ideas on how to bring this into the classroom when I sub next year. Thanks, Tabatha!

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29 Responses to Poetry Friday: What’s Your Poetry Fortune?

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  2. haitiruth says:

    How fun! And thanks for hosting! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

  3. I haven’t seen a fortune teller in years! What a great way to infuse fun into our prompted poetry! Tabatha’s poem soared to new heights, but your cake haiku, Jone, reminded me of my childhood. Our family could make a cake vanish instantaneously! =)

  4. cvarsalona says:

    I am late to PF because I have been teaching a grad course to teachers this week on developing lifelong readers and writers who wonder and create, 21st-century style. Coming back to your post has me wondering and pushing some creativity sparks with your post, Jone. Tabatha is quite an imaginative poet. What a wonderful surprise swap. I will post my offering shortly.

  5. This is an awesome idea! Thank you for sharing (and for hosting).

  6. Karen Edmisten says:

    Oh, my gosh, I love everything about this! I did the Poetry Swap last summer and so enjoyed it. I meant to share the luscious offerings I received from all three women, but I think I have only shared Tabatha’s so far. (It’s never too late, right?)

    Thanks for letting us peek in on your exchange and its results!

  7. I love the idea of a poetry prompt fortune teller. I’m going to have to add this to my bag of tricks to use with my students!!

  8. Love love love this simple little tool…and yes, it’s the choices that make it work. We all like to choose our own adventure! : )

  9. amyludwigvanderwater says:

    Everything about this post is so wonderful. I love the poems and adore the idea of letting a poem idea choose you through a fortune teller…the perfect mix of choice and serendipity! Thank you for hosting with such joy! xx

  10. Tabatha is THE BEST! I love everything about this post, from Tab’s creation(s) to your playful coffee shop responses, Jone. Thank you! xo

  11. This is brilliant! I loved making these fortune tellers when I was a kid, and am now looking forward to trying this myself. I know my students will love it, too. Tabatha’s poem is gorgeous, and the poems you came up with are great, Jone. Thank you for hosting today!

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  13. That’s so cool! 🙂

  14. That’s a great idea! And what a beautiful poem she included! Thanks for sharing this, Jone.

  15. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes says:

    Tabatha comes up with the. best. ideas. And her triolet is gorgeous besides! I love that you took her idea, ran with it, and came up with a couple of great poems as well. I bet those kids at Starbucks wanted to play too!

  16. Kay Mcgriff says:

    What fun! I haven’t played with a fortune teller in many years (but remember the thrill of them). I love what you and Tabatha have created with them.

  17. cweichel says:

    Wow! This is a stunning gift. I love the idea of using it with students, especially since they are already fascinated by these fortune tellers. All I have to do is figure out how to fold the paper!

  18. Jone ~ thanks for hosting! And thank you, too, for introducing us to Tabatha’s fortune teller which quite literally helps us think outside the box!

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  20. maryleehahn says:

    What a fun way to get creative! These poetry swaps are The. Best. (Thanks for the video, Margaret!)

  21. lindabaie says:

    This is ‘priceless’, Jone & Tabatha. I just helped a granddaughter make her own friend/fortune-teller a few weeks ago, but never have thought of using it with poetry. Tabatha’s poem is such a wonderfully personal poem for you, & she’s certainly given you the gift that keeps on giving. I’ll be back with my post!

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  23. Oh what a fun poetry gift and true-to-you poem, you received from Tabatha! Enjoy creating some poems with your new fortune teller… Thanks for hosting.

  24. true confession…as a kid I never figured out how to fold those things! I think it’s time. I agree with Molly, the creativity prompting in the swaps is super fun and motivating. I love it. And, what a great poetry prompter….I will have to try this with students as well. Thank you for hosting, Jone. You always seem wonderfully busy with travel and photo taking and writing. I so enjoy the love you put into our world. Thank you!

  25. mbhmaine says:

    Isn’t it wonderful how the poetry swaps often inspire the recipient to create more poetry!? Win-win! The fortune teller from Tabatha is fantastically fun and clever, and her triolet is oh-so-lovely. I especially love the line “the cocoon of her heart has opened”! Thanks for hosting this week. I’ll be back later to share my link.

  26. Tabatha says:

    How fun to play with your fortune teller at a coffee shop 🙂 I like all the magic in your poems, Jone! I hope you have fun making your own!

  27. Sue says:

    What a great idea! I’m going to give this technique a try!

  28. margaretsmn says:

    Jone, just when you think you’ve tried every kind of poetry prompt, here comes something new. I can’t wait to do this with my students! I love the triolet from Tabatha. That butterfly heart opening to this world of poetry! I’ll be back to post a link to my Poetry Exchange goodness. These sure brighten a summer day.

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