Welcome to Day 16 of Wallow in Wonder! For my 2016 National Poetry Month project, I will celebrate learning and writing from learning, writing poems from each daily Wonder at Wonderopolis. As I did with my Dictionary Hike in 2012, I am looking to surprise myself with new inspiration daily. This year, such inspiration will show up in my inbox each morning. I will print it and carry each Wonderopolis Wonder around all day...and in the afternoon or evening, I will write and post the poem for the next day.
I invite anyone who wishes to take this challenge too. Just read today's wonder over at Wonderopolis, and write a poem inspired by it for tomorrow. Share it tomorrow at your own site, and if you wish to link in my comments for others to find (or share your poem there), please feel free to do so tomorrow, the day after the Wonder is published at Wonderopolis. If you would like to share any ways you have used Wallow in Wonder or your own site (safe for children only please), please link to the #WallowInWonder padlet.
My April Poems Thus Far
And now for Day 16!
by Amy LV
Students - Yesterday's Wonder at Wonderopolis was about inkjet printers and how they make so many different colors. This made me reflect on how much I love typing quickly at my computer and how much I enjoy sharing my writing easily with you through this blog. Too, I love revising with a keystroke and having the ability to save so many documents in one small laptop.
Typing and keyboards and computers and the Internet and printed docs do not offer exactly the same feel as a handwritten letter or poem or note. I wrote about this once before too, in 2010, in a poem titled Mail. That poem poses a question.
It is fun to write many many poems, to go back through them, and to realize the themes of one's life. You may have noticed, as have I, that there are certain topics that I come back to again and again. In this way, writing helps me know who I am and who I wish to be.
Today's poem is a sonnet, the third of this National Poetry Month. April 1 (So Suddenly) and April 9 (Sundogs) also featured English - or Shakespearean - sonnets. Simple ones. I like the form.
It's also a poem of comparison. You might want to try this sometime. Take two things that are somewhat alike...but not exactly...and write a poem comparing them.
This month I am grateful to host middle school teacher and librarian Stefanie Cole and her students from Ontario, Canada at Sharing Our Notebooks all month long. This is a fantastic post full of notebook inspiration, a video clip, and a great book giveaway from Stefan
Happy Day 16 of National Poetry Month 2016!
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