Poetry Friday: Slurpee Waves and a Winner

Welcome to Poetry Friday being hosted by Laura
at Writing the World for Kids


One of two winners for this gorgeous journal is none other than our Poetry Friday Hostess, Laura Purdie Salas. I say TWO winners because I discovered that I had actually ordered 3 journals when I ordered so BONUS! That winner is Catherine Flynn. Please email me at macrush53 at yahoo DOT com with your address.

This month for Laura Shovan’s birthday month, she is hosting the eighth annual poetry poetry. This year the theme is WATER. This week, there was a post about SLURPEE WAVES. Have you ever heard of them? If not, here are two places to investigate:

Yesterday, I taught in a kinder class. We watched the video, came up with our word list and wrote a group SKINNY poem:

The Slurpee Waves
By Mrs. Henderson’s Kinders

They are slushy
Slurpee waves
Icy ice
Slurpee waves
Push you back
Salty frozen
Slurpee waves
They are slushy

spindrift tides
crashing the shoreline
winter’s grasp
on the sea
starfish cartwheel in the slush
of the slurpee waves

©jone rush macculloch, draft 2020

water sprites
dive into seafoam
surfers ride
slurpee waves
billows, roiling, undulating
winter’s icy gift

©jone rush macculloch, draft 2020

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8 Responses to Poetry Friday: Slurpee Waves and a Winner

  1. Tara Smith says:

    Lovely poems, all. Laura is right, they are deliciously evocative.

  2. margaretsmn says:

    Such rich imagery in your poems today. I loved watching that slurpy wave and should share it with my kiddos. I am loving the challenge, but having trouble keeping up with reading everyone’s posts, so I’m glad you shared here.

  3. Loved that you shared Laura’s challenge with your kinder kids!

  4. Most enjoyable in every way. May I have a dress made out of your blue wave design, please?
    “push you back/ whoosh” ❤

  5. mbhmaine says:

    I love how you engage students in poetry when you’re subbing/guest teaching!

  6. Tabatha says:

    I like the feel of back-and-forth movement in the Kinders’ poem. Good job!
    You use very cool imagery and have such unexpected word choices in yours, Jone! An icy gift indeed.

  7. Kay Mcgriff says:

    Those waves are amazing. I love your cartwheeling starfish.

  8. These are so evocative! I love those salty, frozen slurpee waves. And your two poems and those starfish cartwheeling…Yesterday, I wrote a cento poem for my husband on our anniversary, and I used song lyric lines from some of his and my favorite songs. One of the songs I used a line or two from was “Spindrift” by Rush. Not a word you hear often, and I loved the echo of seeing it in your post today. Lovely. AND I’m thrilled to have won a journal! I am very excited and just emailed you :>)

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