Dash up a driveway
Leap fences, run along the wash.
Soon they will be gone
You'll notice I'm using the content from yesterday's post to write this poem. I'm playing with the FIB form today. A FIB is a 6 line poem based on the Fibonacci number. Like a haiku, syllables are counted. Each line is the sum of the two previous lines added together so that the lines have this many syllables 1/1/2/3/5/8. I didn't like ending on the 6th line so I then reversed the sequence. 8/5/3/2/1/1. The funny thing is, I actually like this poem when I read it from the bottom up, too.
Can you try writing your own FIB today? And if you'd like, try writing the reverse, too.
I don't normally review books on my blog, but I wanted to share a fun new picture book GUESS WHO'S IN THE DESERT, written by Charline Profiri with beautiful illustrations by Susan Swan. Charline is in my children's poetry critique group and she has shared every step in her publishing process with our group. The final product is a very, very beautiful book. It is written in rhyming riddles and is lots of fun. All my favorite desert critters are having a party in this book.
If you leave a comment on today's post, on Sunday (2:00 PM MST) I'll take all the names and throw them in my desert hiking hat. I'll draw one name and send you my autographed copy of this book. If you leave a FIB with your comment, I'll put your name in my hat twice.
Thank you, Charline Profiri for this wonderful book, GUESS WHO'S IN THE DESERT. I'm sure children will love your poetry and the desert.
I believe Julie Larios is hosting the Friday Poetry Round Up today on her blog at http://julielarios.blogspot.com/ http://julielarios.blogspot.com/
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.