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Students - sometimes a writing idea comes from watching someone you love, observing as that person experiences an new action or a feeling. Over this past week, our ten-year-old daughter, Georgia, has been gathering information for her state report, and it has been such fun to about her new favorite state, Wyoming. Various Wyoming facts pour forth as we drive to violin lessons, and they pop out at the dinner table too. Georgia has determined, "One day I will live in Wyoming", and I can understand why. Learning about something new lights a fire of love.
If you have been reading for many of the last 200 days of poems here, you know that I love writing in strict meter and rhyme - it's a game to me. Free verse continues to be a challenge, something I wish to strengthen in my writing.
With this in mind, I spent a week writing free verse poems in mid-July. The poem "Knowing" kicked off Free Verse Week I back on July 10. Today, to celebrate 200 days of poems, I announce Free Verse Week II which will run through next Poetry Friday, October 22. Please share in the comments if you have favorite collections of free verse poetry or ideas for sharing free verse with children.
Thank you to you all for your kind notes and support over these past 200 days and nights. I think about you all as the clock strikes midnight, 1:00am, and sometimes 2:00am.
Don't forget...The National Day on Writing is this Wednesday, October 20! What will you do?
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