or the steps
of a Latvian folk dance
like a volcano
it feels wonderful
a Greek Goddess
one of the muses
from my brain
in your heart
Today's poem is a great stretch for me. I don't usually write free verse poems for children, but this is what wanted to come from my pen and I'm going to respect that. I'm doing some experimenting with this poem. My own form of CREATION. Does the "jumpleapfly" work all together like an airplane taking off from a runway? I know this poem is a little hard to read because of the lack of punctuation, but I did that intentionally because I wanted to take advantage of the enjambment and I wanted to slow the reader down to enjoy each word created and perhaps to create their own meaning in the spaces between the words.
Your challenge today is to create your own poem. Take any word you like and have fun playing with it. Do you feel like an acrostic or a haiku? Perhaps rhymed couplets or the common verse of quatrains. What ever you try have fun with your own creation.
The Friday Poetry Roundup is being hosted today by Tabatha Yeatts on her blog The Opposite of Indifference. Thanks, Tabatha for hosting the party.
Click on the link to find many other great children's poetry posts today.