Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wallow in Wonder Day 27 - If We Were Whales


Welcome to Day 27 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
April 25 - Mama Kangaroo's Poem - a poem inspired by Wonder #447
April 26 - Not Anymore - a poem inspired by Wonder #1675

And now for Day 27!


We Are Whales
by Amy LV




Students - It may be funny to figure out the connection for today's Wonder and poem, but there is one.

When I started learning about tongues, I learned that a blue whale's tongue is the size of an Asian elephant.  Swallow that fact!  I could not get this out of my mind, and early thoughts of this poem included a big elephant-sized tongue, but the tongue did not stay in the poem.

Recording today's poem, I remembered that last year, on April 2, I posted Blue Soul (sing to the tune of "Blowin' in the Wind"), another poem in which I wrote about being a whale.  I think that perhaps I really am part whale after all.

On Monday, I happily introduced teacher Emily Callahan and her students from Kansas City here to The Poem Farm.  They are a magical bunch, and I will be featuring their post all week.  It also holds a giveaway to a commenter.  So please, to learn about Popcorn and Poetry...visit HERE.

I feel very lucky to host teacher and librarian Stefanie Cole and her students from Ontario, Canada at Sharing Our Notebooks this month. 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.

Happy Day 27 of National Poetry Month 2016!

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5 comments:

Trudy Bosman said...

What a great friendship poem! I love it.

Carol Varsalona said...

Wallowing in Wonder has been a great success, Amy. I can't believe it is almost the end of the month and I am just getting around to trying my hand at your project. Your whale poem reminds me that I have to swallow a krill tablet each day and it always reminds me of the ocean. Have a great day wallowing in wonder.

Doraine Bennett said...

I'll be a whale with you!

Irene Latham said...

Part whale... yes! And I thought my dog Ruby had a sizeable tongue... wow. xo

Mary Lee said...

I'd love to sing and slap a big blue tail. Not so sure about the krill, but I guess that comes with the territory!