This is my playground for poetry written for children with ideas and inspiration for writing your own poems. Come on in. Sit for a spell, have a cup of words to swirl around and make your own cup of poetry. I'm so glad you are here. I hope you'll find the Kingdom of Poetry a fun place to be.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

How to Make Poetry Sing

Open your mouth,
let the happiness erupt.
Let the words spread
like butter on hot toast.
Send a small song---
a sonetta to your tonsils,
let them vibrate
in every color of the rainbow.
Breathe deeply.
Let your heart turn golden
from the glow of your words 
on fire.

      This is a free verse poem.   If you wanted to make your poems sing, how would you do it?  Notice the concrete words in this poem?  Are the verbs strong enough, or could I have found some better ones?  Have I used any similes or metaphors in this poem?  Do you find any of the lines cliché?  Which ones? 
Can you write your own poem about how to write a poem?  Poems written about poems or poetry are called ars poetica.  Please share your thoughts and comments with me.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Joy,
    The butter on toast was one I'd suggest changing. Why not really spread the word? How about this-- Let the words spread like lava and translated into native languages. Have fun spreading words that sing. You bring the world JOY!