|(original art by Joy Acey, all rights reserved)|
I'm still playing with spine poems. Poems that have one or two words on each line. This poem is also a concrete poem--a poem that takes the shape of the thing the poem is about.
If you have trouble reading the text in my illustration, it reads:
and rush to shore.
I've been working lately on writing poems that move in the direction of the object I'm writing the poem about. It has been fun to experiment with words, lay-out, and having to do illustrations to show how the words should be read.
You challenge for today is to write your own poem about something that moves. (That is about anything that is alive. I'll put one exception in there, my dog is alive, but after his morning walk all he does all day is sleep.)
I'm having fun playing with my poems. I hope you have fun too.
POETRY FRIDAY is today. Margaret is hosting with a lovely poem about oak trees. You can find links to other children's poets on her blog here.
Thank you Margaret, for hosting us.