Poetry Challenge #6

This one is easy! It’s all about YOU!!

I am the one who…
Write a list poem. What is it you do? What makes you you?
Think about the things you do in your spare time. Think about the things you have to do. Think about what you wear, or eat, or read, or sing, or…anything.
You can start each line with “I am the one who…” or “I am…” or when you really get going you can connect the lines with “and”. Whatever you do, have fun!

Remember the rules:
Set the timer for 7 minutes
Start writing!
Don’t think about it too much; just do it.
If the prompt moves you, follow it. If it sparks something else, go with it! Our 7-Minute Poetry Challenge is not about writing great poetry; or writing what is expected; it’s not even about writing anything good. It’s about one thing, writing IT!

And if you try this, be sure to let me know in the comments! Or, if you’re really daring, put your poem in the comments!

Poetry Challenge #5

What’s That Noise?
Take a walk—around your house, a store, the school, or your neighborhood.
Write a poem about it. But, rather than focusing on what you see, focus on what you hear.
Extra points for using an onomatopoeia—or a few. In case you forgot: that’s a words that sound like the sound of the object it’s describing.

You know the drill:
Set the timer for 7 minutes
Start writing!
Don’t think about it too much; just do it.
Write a poem, paragraph, or story. If the prompt moves you, follow it. If it sparks something else, go with it! Our 7-Minute Poetry Challenge is not about writing great poetry; or writing what is expected; it’s not even about writing anything good. It’s about one thing, writing IT!

Visit Kelly’s blog to see a sample poem that uses sound and to find out what part of her book NOT NORMAN is the favorite of 2-3 year olds.

Poetry Challenge #3

Grab your pen or pencil and your notebook. Set the timer for 7 minutes and WRITE!!!

In honor of poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and children’s author Shel Silverstein’s birthday (Sept 25, 1930) write a silly-funny poem about a made-up animal–or the perfect birthday party. For inspiration, read one of Shel Silverstein’s Birthday poems:

Happy Birthday Shel Silverstein.jpg

Birthday Snake Shel Silverstein.jpg