Saturday, April 18, 2015

Day 18 - National Poetry Month 2015 - Sing That Poem!

Happy National Poetry Month!
Welcome to Day 18 of this Year's Poem Farm Project!

Find the Complete April 2015 Poem and Song List Here

First, I would like to welcome all old and new friends to The Poem Farm this April. Spring is a busy time on all farms, and this one is no exception.  Each April, many poets and bloggers take on special poetry projects, and I'm doing so too.  You can learn all about Sing That Poem! and how to play on my April 1st post, where you will also find the list of the whole month's poems and tunes as I write and share them.  If you'd like to print out a matching game page for yourself, you can find one here, and during April 2015, you'll be able to see the song list right over there in the left hand sidebar.

Yesterday's poem was Red Kite.  Here is the tune that goes along with it, below. Did you figure it out?



Lindsey Holt's students from the LaDue Fifth Grade Center in St. Louis, Missouri have joined us again today with the puzzle solved. Enjoy their lovely version below! Thank you, singers. 



Below is the song for The Ocean, a beautiful poemsong written and sung by Joy Keller's fourth grade students from Brooks Hill Elementary in Fairport, NY, to the same tune as Red Kite.  You can read the text of The Ocean here and listen to it here. Much gratitude to these students for sharing their poemsong and their voices with us.

And here, below, is today's poem.  Look at the song list in the sidebar or on your matching form to see if you can puzzle out which tune matches this one.

Train Goes By
Photo by Amy LV

Passing Tiny Houses
Photo by Amy LV

People at Work
Photo by Amy LV

Parade in Train Town
Photo by Amy LV

Wee Fair at Night
Photo by Amy LV


Students - The other week, when our family visited Pittsburgh, PA, we went to the Carnegie Science Center which has a marvelous train set.  We were mesmerized, and I took a few photographs of it.  Something about miniatures always makes me wish that I could just shrink down and live in that dollhouse, ride that train, play with that toy dog.  It is a small wish, but a wish nontheless.

We all have small recurring wishes, and they can be a good source of writing ideas. Pay attention to your mind as you go through your days.  What small wishes pop up?  Save one of them...until writing time.

Today's poem structure is a simply quatrains with the second and fourth lines rhyming.

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1 comment:

Mary Lee said...

I have a whole collection of tiny things that started when I was small, too!