Georgia & Hope & Pumpkins 2001
Photo by Amy LV
Students - this is another mask poem, or a poem with an object talking. I have a habit of always imagining what objects are thinking and wondering. So many things feel alive to me, so choosing pumpkins or Christmas trees is always difficult because I don't want to leave anyone out. Do you ever wonder what objects or animals are thinking? Which object or animal do you wonder about? Just look around for a minute. Let your eyes land on something, anything. Now ask yourself, "What might this ________ think about?" Jot a few notes, and play with them. Soon you may have the bones of a poem beginning.
It is still Banned Books Week, through Saturday, October 2. Yesterday's poem, "Warning", is about protecting our rights to read all books. And here is my featured banned book of the day.
For more information about this classic and award winning book's challenges, check out Censorship: Wielding the Red Pen.
And if you'd like to read a whole bunch of banned books in protest of the whole idea of banning books, check out amazon's list.
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