Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Halfway Day of MyPoWriYe! #183

 Toe Jam Girl
by Amy LV

It's The Poem Farm's half birthday!  Let's celebrate with a snack.

Sorry.  I honestly have no idea where that poem came from.  Somehow I got thinking about toe jams.  The idea of putting the word 'jam' next to the word 'jam' just cracked me up.  I like how you could read the title as eating toe jams or dancing about toe jams.

Students - this is another example of just following your silly brain.  See where it goes.  Let one word bump up against another word, like strangers in a subway.  See what they say to each other, and maybe the conversation will make you laugh.  If it makes you laugh, maybe it will make someone else laugh.

You may have noticed a new "Search" box in the upper right hand corner.  This is a half birthday present to the blog, from me!  I hope it will help you find posts you wish to reread or poems you would like to read.

It is still Banned Books Week, through Saturday.  My featured banned book of the day is HATCHET, by Gary Paulsen.  Banned for "graphic descriptions of trauma and injury" (Helium).

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If you have ever wondered about the hoops librarians must jump through in protecting the First Amendment, you can read a school librarian's thoughts at Check It Out.

As I continue to try to stretch the wings of this six-month-old blog, I would be honored if you would send a friend over to celebrate today's half birthday of daily poems!

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  1. Thank you, Amy for the shout out. Wasn't aware the Hatchet was challenged.

  2. Very cute and very funny!

  3. Amy, on this half-birthday I would like to share how much your blog has inspired me and jump-started my writing. Thank you!

  4. Hey, thank you good half birthday party friends! Cecilia, I love that we are writing more now! A.

  5. WOW! Halfway! CONGRATS!!! (April seems like forever ago!)