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NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 11/30: Mystery Mondays

It’s Monday Mystery!  Today I’m featuring two little projects/models for my upcoming ART CART for fourth and fifth grade.  Fourth  and fifth graders will be able to use the ART CART during book checkout and recesses. For April, our focus … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 10/30: Scribble Sundays

Today’s scribble is a sestina. It’s a thirty-nine line poem which follows a strict pattern for ending words. 1. ABCDEF 2. FAEBDC 3. CFDABE 4. ECBFAD 5. DEACFB 6. BDFECA 7. (envoi) ECA or ACE I’ve written tritinas (a cousin … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 8/30: Freestyle Fridays

Welcome to Freestyle Friday.  Today the poetic form is a Fibonacci poem invented by Greg Pincus .  Visiting friends in Idaho, the morning air is filled with a symphony of birds. Birdsongs Dawn Walk Music Mourning doves, Coo-ah, coo, coo, coo … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 7/30: Tanka Thursdays

From the Academy of American Poets: “The Japanese tanka is a thirty-one-syllable poem, traditionally written in a single unbroken line. A form ofwaka, Japanese song or verse, tanka translates as “short song,” and is better known in its five-line, 5/7/5/7/7 … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 6/30: Word Wednesdays

Traveling yesterday with spotty internet.  For Word Wednesday, I’ll use a word I find during the week and you are invited to suggest a word.   Our first word is “making”  as suggested by David L. Harrison.  He features a … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 5/30:Take-a-line Tuesdays

Heart found at Rockaway Beach, OR The poems each Tuesday are inspired by a line from other poems.  Today’s line is from the poem by Naomi Shihab Nye, “Kindness”. “Before you know what kindness is you must lose things.” ~Naomi … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 4/30: Mystery Mondays

Mystery Mondays present a surprise poetic form each week.  This week it’s a pantoum, one of my favorite forms. Definition: The pantoum is a form of poetry similar to a villanelle in that there are repeating lines throughout the poem. … Continue reading

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