In September, I got a new blue backpack to start school.
In May, a wren built a nest in the planter outside my window. I heard the birds sing.
In November, Grandma sent me a new pair of soft red mittens. I lost them before the new year.
In June, I went swimming in the cold water of the lake.
In January, I didn't celebrate my birthday, the snow was too deep.
In August, Grandpa took me fishing, I caught my first fish.
In October, Daddy took a trip to Texas and brought me back a t-shirt.
In February, my younger sister stole $5 from Mom's purse to buy books at the book fair.
In July, I ate six ears of buttered corn at the Fourth of July picnic.
In March, the frogs croaking down by the creek were so loud they kept me awake.
In December, I got a bicycle for Christmas and was so happy.
In April, it was National Poetry Month when I wrote this poem.
Here is another list poem based on the months of the year. I've mixed up the months to keep the poem more interesting and less predictable. What line do you think is the most interesting? I've tried to include the five senses--smell is probably the weakest in this poem. What would make a better line to feature smell?
So here is your assignment. Write 12 lines of poetry based on the 12 months of the year. Try to include your five senses. Make one line a negative line of something you didn't do or something that didn't happen. If you have a sibling, make one line about something your sibling did or likes. Do you have a pet, devote one line to your pet. Start by making a list of things you've done, seen, received--that sort of thing, and then pick some interesting ones to shape into your poem. Have fun. Please share your creations with me in the comments below, or at least share your most or least interesting line. Write on.