Thursday, July 1, 2010

Poem #92 - My First Abecedarian - Gifts

Today marks the three month anniversary of a daily poem here at The Poem Farm...hooray!

Congratulations to Mag, winner of the "Breakfast for Dinner" drawing for Ann Hodgman's funny book One Bite Won't Kill You.  Please send your mailing address to me at amy at amylv dot com, and I will send the book to you.

Thank you again to Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect for providing another poem-form inspiration.  This week, she asks to write an abecederian poem, or poem constrained by alphabetical order.  You can read the submissions over at Tricia's Monday Poetry Stretch post.

You will see that the first letters of each line of line up right along with the alphabet.

One enchanting abecedarian is also a picture book - A Shaker Abecedarius:  The Peaceable Kingdom.  You can see the cover and read it if you click and scroll down here at H is for Home Blog.  A friend and fourth grade teacher, Nancy Simmons of Newfane Intermediate School, once encouraged her students to memorize this poem.  The class did, and they performed it for the whole school.  Everyone was astounded and inspired.

I would like to memorize a few poems...

Tomorrow The Poem Farm is tickled to host Poetry Friday, a weekly roundup of  poetry sharing in the blogosphere.  Come by early to leave a note about what's happening in your neck of the woods, and I'll put it up in a post for all to read throughout the day.

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  1. Amy, great job with this form. I especially love the ending!

  2. Thank you, was actually more fun than I imagined it would be!