Thursday, June 8, 2017

Poetry Friday

I recently joined Laura Shovan's 5th Annual February Daily Poem Project. Still going strong after four months, participants take turns selecting news articles and ten words from the article for a found poem.

Linda Baie introduced this month's news article, Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead.  as well as ten words from the article to use in a found poem. I took chance on a found...concrete poem with nine of them. Can you spy which one is missing?   


internal, frustrated, storytelling, direction, craft, territory, happy, robots, natural, stuff


Swing on over to A Year of Reading for some fun on the Poetry Friday playground this week. Thank you, Mary Lee for hosting. I'll play you a round of checkers or two. 

20 comments:

  1. WOW! It's one thing to write a concrete poem, but to make it turn out digitally is another whole skill set!

    I'll play checkers with you ANY time! You're likely to win!!

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  2. It's awesome & clever, Linda. I love each part, but especially that "natural stuff". And the green "aside" of "not robot territory!

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  3. Well, the chains are hard to read but I think those are the "internal" ones and you have left out "frustrated" - of course - it's a "happy craft"!

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  4. Hmmm... I found it difficult to read the chains, too... which made me wonder if they *were* 'frustrated' - and illustrated as such. But (turning my laptop on its side, zooming my screen and squinting just-so, I think Donna might be right - and they are 'internal' - which makes sense!

    Lovely work. I bet you had fun! :)

    Btw, if you twirled a ring-set so that it was out of reach at the very top of the A-frame, then you'd have 'frustrated'! #frommyexperience #andobservation

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  5. I am glad that found time to be creative with your happy craft, Linda, and not to let the word, frustrated, distract you. Concrete poems are fun but time consuming. You nailed this one.

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  6. Love your poem. How did you do it? I love the idea of concrete poetry but never can figure out how to actually make it work.

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  7. Linda, this is so cool! May I pass the image along to some concrete-poetry-loving third graders I know?

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  8. How very clever, Linda! This is definitely something to try. Have a great weekend!

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  9. Wow! That is impressive composing to combine words and images. I'm looking forward to diving into this month's challenge later on.

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  10. Wow, I'm so impressed with your concrete poem -- very clever and I can't imagine how you managed to create a digital version like that.

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  11. Fun and playful. Love it! -- Christie @ https://wonderingandwondering.wordpress.com/

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  12. So clever! (I need a contortionist keyboard like that!)

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  13. Reminds me of my metal childhood swingset, before the elaborate sets they have now of molded plastic, canvas and wood. Impressive to make an image of the words, but I'm afraid I couldn't read the "chains" on my screen.

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  14. Dear Linda, aren't you having fun. :) Thank you for sharing with us! I like the NOT robot territory best, I think. :)

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  15. VERY cool! Thanks for sharing this clever treasure prompted right from your imagination - :0)

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  16. Wow, Linda this is wonderful! It's always fun to see what emerges from these challenges.

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  17. So clever, Linda! Sometimes prompts send us off in fun, unexpected directions.

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  18. YOU are in the swing of things!
    Love your lively shape poem - it's sky high with me.

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