Thursday, August 5, 2010

MyPoWriYe #127 - Daisy

This week, Tricia's Monday Poetry Stretch over at The Miss Rumphius Effect suggests that we write poems full of sound and listening. 


Students - For this poem I decided to write about remembered sounds rather than present sounds.  One way to plant a sound or a feeling or a thought in readers' minds is to tell them what is NOT THERE.  Then your readers will imagine the sound, feeling, thought before they make it disappear.  It's amazing what writers can make people's brains do: laugh, remember, weep, connect.  Try this sometime - write what you hear.  And then another time, write what you do not hear.

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1 comment:

  1. Dear Amy,
    Thank you so much for 2 fantastic days of learning. I can't wait to read and write with my kindergartners! Thank you for reminding me how important it is to model good reading and writing! Thank you also for remembering Dr. Shineman with me she was a wonderful woman!
    Enjoy the rest of your summer!
    Let's keep in touch during the school year.
    thanks again,