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Saturday, May 14, 2011


What bugs me?

Yellow jacket
Cicada in the tree
But I cannot lie
The worst for me
Is the buzzing, biting
Minnesota fly.

The form of this poem is a list. I spent a week in Minnesota and I was surprised by those biting flies.  It seemed to me that even though I used bug spray, they could find me.  They went straight to my eyes and bit my neck and arms.  So I had to write about those flies just to get even.
 List poems are fun to write and can be written on just about anything.   Can you write a list poem about the toys in your room, or the foods that you eat?  Try to include at least two of your senses (sight,sound. smell, touch, taste) and maybe one simile (like, as) to compare one item to something else.  Have fun.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Joy,

    This is a great way to write a list. Things people do that bug me is a related topic to try. This could be helpful when teaching/counseling on how to handle things or people who irritate us.

    Linda A.