Saturday, July 17, 2010

My Poem Writing Year #108 - Two Clocks

Students - Do you ever just stare at a thing and let your mind wander?  I do this with clocks sometimes.  And if you stare at clocks (or anything) long enough, you come to notice some differences in the way they look, sound, and make you feel.  

This wasn't planned, but looking the poem now, I realize that it contrasts two different things.  The first stanza is about one clock, the second about another, and the third stanza brings both together.  This is something I might try again, finding two like-yet-unlike things and writing a three stanza contrast poem about them.

For anyone who followed "Free Verse Week", you'll laugh to know that I was scared to write in rhyme again!

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Susan said...

I love "cartwheely quick" - that's exactly how my old digital clock changed numbers! This type of poem would also be great in social studies - comparing something old with something new.

Elaine Magliaro said...


You definitely didn't loose your touch for writing poetry that rhymes. Well done!

I'm just beginning to come down from my "wedding weekend" high. I had no idea a mother-of-the-bride could have such a blast at her daughter's wedding.

Literacy Teacher said...

I love this poem! It is very clever!

Amy LV said...

Do your students come to you comfortable with analog clocks? I always wonder about that...If you try doing this in social studies, please tell me! I just shared some of your students' poems the other week to many "Oohs" and "Aahs"!
I can't even imagine! It was fun to follow your journey, and I am so happy that it was such a blast. Again, congrats to all and may all of that love bring you much inspiration too!
Literacy Teacher,
Thank you! And welcome! I appreciate your note. This was a fun one to write.

Toby Speed said...

*sigh* and :)

Amy LV said...

:) back to you, my friend! Happy novel-ing!