I am participating in Laura Shovan's February poem project. Each year, Laura chooses a theme, and participants take turns sharing prompts around that theme as the group writes daily poems. This year's theme is story.
Weeks before the project began, I went to my camera roll and selected photos I thought might fit the theme. It was about the time that I was also writing to prompts from Ethical ELA a monthly free-write for educators. "Write a short poem: haiku, cinquain, or lantern form."
I had fun writing a bunch of little lantern poems and then I saw that one of the lantern poems fit two of my photos...and there was a story poem in very few words.
that makes my
Linda Mitchell. '23
Have you written lantern poems? Warning--they are addictive! Try it out. And, if you want to follow along with Laura's February project, check out her blog for more information.
There is a new word poem on the padlet in memory of poet Linda Pastan, a poet I admired and who recently passed away.
Thank you, Carol for hosting our Poetry Friday round-up today.
Thank you for a new short form and a fabulous mentor text. I'm off to give it a try right now!ReplyDelete
These look fun, Linda, new ones to me. And I loved the link that put so many together. Your lantern "love poem" is just right for Valentine's Day! Have a happy one!ReplyDelete
A new word on your padlet-I rushed over and read your tribute. Lantern poems are new to me so perhaps one of the February prompts will find its way as a lantern poem. Thanks for the link to poetry formats, Linda.ReplyDelete
Now I want to make a lantern poem, Linda. Sweet little love story in your poem.ReplyDelete
Your bright lantern poem is lovely, Linda. (Valentinesy, even.) And your padlet of poetry is wonderful. I can see a publishable collection gathering in those words. Such a wonderful theme!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! This is the second time I've been caught with an Anonymous comment this round. Kat here! xDelete
Oh, my gosh, another new form! A lantern. I learn so much from all the great teachers who participate in Poetry Friday. :) I like your lantern poem, Linda. It reminds me of a friend who I wrote about a few weeks ago.ReplyDelete
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ooh...always love learning a new form - thanks Linda. How fun to see the story unfold!ReplyDelete
Your lantern poem is delightful!! And I didn't know about Pastan's passing, so thanks for that tribute poem too. :). ~ JamaReplyDelete
Thanks for introducing a new poetic form. I love your bright lantern poem.ReplyDelete
Lovely. You are always lighting the way, Linda. :)ReplyDelete
Linda, I keep seeing evidence of all the lovely poems I missed from you all at Laura's challenge this month. Thanks for sharing your process. I like the idea of choosing "story" photos from one's camera roll to inspire poetry. Thanks, Linda.ReplyDelete