Litlets

April 27, 2011

NaPoWriMo Day 27: several short poems

Today I taught a poetry writing lesson to four 3rd-grade classes. The topic was images (not quite haiku, but in the general area). I wish I could post their poems, because some of them wrote some excellent work. I wrote with them, and I’m posting both the good and the bad of my own below.

But let me say, it was a terrific experience — a lot of fun, and educational for me as well as (I hope) for the kids.

burned toast
crunches between my teeth
neighbor’s house on fire

gusty winds
a fat robin flies
into a kite string

budding lilacs
wet with rain
a newly dug grave

chairs scrape the floor
pencils scratch on paper
woodpecker knocks

country church
no A/C, woman’s strong perfume
I’m going to barf

the clown
does a cartwheel
his nose falls off

sipping coffee
garden through the window
cats fighting

grand canyon
sun on my head
no chairs anywhere

Current River flooding
shoes suck out of mud
soggy newspaper

look in the mirror
lines on my face
from the CPAP mask

green jacket
hole in the sleeve
a spider crawls out

an owl calls
sliver of moon
ham frying

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