19 Apr Slice of Life: Catching Poetic Lines
I have had the privilege to spend time these past weeks exploring poetry with teachers and young writers. I love how poetry is inspiring us to slow down, laugh, sigh, connect, be silly, be honest, be observant and play. Poetry was taught to me in a very formal way. It was not joyful or playful. It was esoteric and formulaic. I never felt smart enough to “get” poetry let alone write it. I am grateful to young writers who have changed my vision of poetry. Here are some of my favorite poetic lines written by students and teachers these past weeks:
because it flings
if you bend it
it can flip
When it’s past my birthday
When the birds tweet
When it doesn’t rain for a long time
A living h….
Can’t breathe, pee or yell
I can’t get out
Get the scissors
Photocopying takes all the color out of the world…
Why would you take all the color out of the world?
A straw looks like someone sitting with his feet up…
A straw looks like a rocket ship ready to take off…
A straw looks like a telescope looking into the sky…
Poetry is everywhere –we just need to slow down, listen, look and play! Happy Poetry Friday!!