Thursday, June 17, 2010

Econd-say Anguage-lay - MyPoWriYe #78

As a relatively new daily poem-writer, I appreciate little tips and ideas thrown my way.  Some of you may have noticed that I usually participate in Tricia's Monday Poetry Stretch at her fabulous blog, The Miss Rumphius Effect.  I usually really enjoy that.  Well, wait until you see what she proposed this week.  You can check it out here and learn all about Macaronic verse for yourself.

Then, if you're still with me, feel free to read the poem below.  If you can.  Hint:  it's in two languages.

When I told my children that I'd write today's poem in Pig Latin, Hope said, "All of the words will rhyme!"  This is true...the challenge was the rhythm and having the second-to-last syllables rhyme too.  And of course, there are some English words in there, just to have two languages in the poem.

Believe it or not, there is an English to Pig Latin translator out here in this wild world of internet.  Check it out here and have fun with some friends.  (I found this AFTER writing the poem - sigh!)

Students - do you speak a second language?  Do you know any words in another language?  It's fun to blend languages together and write with both, however it feels right.  (I really do speak some Danish but could not pass up on the opportunity to write in Ig-pay Atin-lay!)

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