Monday, January 14, 2013

The New Dog - Tracing a Poem Idea

Almost Sisters
Photo by Amy LV

Click the arrow to hear me read this poem to you.

Students - One of my favorite things to do (as some of you know) is to trace back where a poem came from.  Today's verse came from a few places:

1.  I was rereading my notebook in the quiet of the house this morning - the only one awake - and I came across this entry from last month.

2.  Yesterday, Henry showed us all how adorable Sage and Cali looked snuggling on the rug, and I took the photograph atop today's post.

3.  I received an e-mail from a friend today who referred to his local weather as "scorching."

There you have it:

Notebook Entry + Photograph + E-mail = Silly Poem

Can you make up an equation to show where one of your poems came from?

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  1. Hi Amy,

    We liked the equation that goes along with this poem. We think that will help us to keep our eyes open for poem ideas. Did you really make a dog out of the fur you collected?

    Our class visits your blog often and loves your poems.

    Writers from Mrs. Annello's 4th grade

  2. Awww! What a sweet picture and what a sweet story!

    I brushed those bags of hair out of a couple of English Shepherds. Too bad I never made a new dog with it!

  3. Silly or not, your poem brings me memories of an English sheepdog we had long ago. I saved his clippings for a weaver, who made no dogs, but rugs! What fun your poem is, & from unlikely places. Thanks, Amy.