A bit of poetry

Sometimes I do love poetry, especially when I see the kids getting excited about it too! We have been enjoying Love That Dog, so we tried our hand at small poems. Weather is everywhere – even in our poetry.

The Icicle

icicle winter snow

The icicle

dangles

precariously

from the

edge of

the

roof.

Drip,

Drip,

Drip.

Warm

sun

heats

and

loosens

the

hold.

The

End

is

Near.



 

11 thoughts on “A bit of poetry

    1. Yes! I should add that at the end.

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      1. It works great to leave it to the reader!

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  1. There is a beauty about icicles.
    An exercise I did with my students for Love that Dog was to take one of the poems from the back and copy it. Then the students replaced words in the poem with their own words thus having a structure but writing their own poem.

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  2. Perfect form for this poem and this season. I like the lingering end that invites the reader to imagine. Love that Dog is fabulous–have you ever listened to the audio version? It’s a gem!

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    1. No, I will have to look for it-

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  3. Icicles glistening in the sun look like crystals on the trees. Ice glistening on roadways and wires looks like problems. I prefer viewing the beauty of ice through poems such as yours.

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  4. I love how you shaped this poem – a perfect fit!

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  5. Lovely imagery. LOVE THAT DOG has done so much for poetry reading and writing.

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  6. This is a meditation as well as a poem. Now try to get your students to turn it into a haiku and they will appreciate the variety of forms that are available to them. I no longer teach but I feel I must at least find a copy of LOVE THAT DOG.

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