Monday, April 25, 2016

Wallow in Wonder Day 25 - Mama Kangaroo's Poem


Welcome to Day 25 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 feel free to do so in the comments.

My April Poems Thus Far

April 1 - So Suddenly - a poem inspired by Wonder #1659 
April 2 - Thankful Journal - a poem inspired by Wonder #1660
April 3 - The Storm Chaser - a poem inspired by Wonder #779
April 4 - A Jar of Glitter - a poem inspired by Wonder #641
April 5 - To Make Compost - a poem inspired by Wonder #1661
April 6 - Deciding Now - a poem inspired by Wonder #1662
April 7 - Hummingbird's Secret - a poem inspired by Wonder #1663
April 8 - Limits - a poem inspired by Wonder #1664
April 9 - Sundogs - a poem inspired by Wonder #1665
April 10 - Perspective - a poem inspired by Wonder #128
April 11 - At the History Museum - a poem inspired by Wonder #115
April 12 - Seventy-Five Years Ago Today - a poem inspired by Wonder #1666
April 13 - Homer's Poem - a poem inspired by Wonder #1667
April 14 - The Right - a poem inspired by Wonder #1668
April 15 - 5:00 am - a poem inspired by Wonder #1669
April 16 - Writing - a poem inspired by Wonder #1670
April 17 - Sometimes - a poem inspired by Wonder #194
April 18 - Once - a poem inspired by Wonder #192
April 19 - Eat It - a poem inspired by Wonder #1671
April 20 - Chatty Green Tomato - a poem inspired by Wonder #1672
April 21 - This Argument We're Having - a poem inspired by Wonder #1673
April 22 - After a Week in Foster Care - a poem inspired by Wonder #1674
April 23 - Pay Attention - a (recycled) poem inspired by Wonder #1675
April 24 - Please Don't Ask - a poem inspired by Wonder #201

And now for Day 24!


Poems Come in All Shapes
by Amy LV




Students - This is my third animal mask - or persona - poem so far of Wallow in Wonder.  On April 7, I shared Hummingbird's Secret, and on April 13, I shared Homer's Poem.  I very much like writing in the voices of others: animals, plants, and objects.  It is fun for me to try on different lives and write poetry from these lives!

Today's poem grew from yesterday's kangaroo-pocket wonder and also from the fact that last Thursday, April 21, 2016, was Poem in Your Pocket Day.  It is interesting to me to explore which things in my life fold in and weave in and blend in together to make a poem.  A kangaroo and Poem in Your Pocket Day...of course!

And once again, there is a connection between yesterday's poem and today's poem.  Can you discover what it is?  Go back to yesterday's poem and see if you can figure it out.  Did you notice something about the structure of these two poems? Is it something you can imagine yourself trying in a poem yourself?

I have a very special Poetry Peek up at The Poem Farm this week.  Teacher Emily Callahan and her fourth grade poets from Kansas City have shared a beautiful post all about the many ways they celebrate poetry together.  You can read the post and enter the giveaway, running through April 30, HERE.

Too, if you have not yet seen the post by teacher and librarian Stefanie Cole and her students from Ontario, Canada at Sharing Our Notebooks this month, please stop by. This is a fantastic post full of notebook inspiration, a video clip, and a great book giveaway from Stefanie. Please check it out, and leave a comment over there to be entered into the giveaway.

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3 comments:

Doraine Bennett said...

Perfect. Oh how sad and how lovely when those poems hop away!

Buffy Silverman said...

Love the ending of this one...made me smile!

Mary Lee said...

Very fun!