Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Free Verse Week - #104 - Over Sixty Percent



Carl Sandburg's poem, "Arithmetic", always make me smile, and having read it a few times this week, I am wondering that's why I asked questions in this poem.

I also received and read Toby Speed's delightful WATER VOICES in the mail a couple of days ago, and her poetic riddles continue to slosh in my mind.

 
If you are interested in water facts, check out the US Geological Survey's Water Science for Schools, and you will find a lot of interesting information.

I wrote much of today's poem wearing swim goggles as an inspiration to write about water.  Sometimes it  helps to have a little prop around, just an object to look at and think about as one writes.  Perhaps later in the year I will have a "costume week" during which I wear costumes to get the writing going!

Students - what might you place on your desk or near you as you write today?  You might consider a little talisman or charm for good feelings.  Or maybe you will select an object to write about, keeping it right next to you or in your desk where you can touch it from time to time.

(Please click on COMMENTS below to share a thought.)

2 comments:

Toby Speed said...

Amy, so there you are, wearing swim goggles to write your poem. Great image! I like the way you brought Grandma and the mailman together in this poem that makes you think.

And many thanks for your mention of Water Voices. I originally called it Water Riddles, but the publisher nixed that because I believe they were bringing out a book with a similar title at that time.

I just want to mention that the book, which is out of print, is also available directly from me (flygal716@gmail.com).

The Literary Family said...

I love it!