Friday, April 29, 2016

Wallow in Wonder Day 29 - One Couplet in the Rain



Welcome to Day 29 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
April 27 - If We Were Whales - a poem inspired by Wonder #1676
April 28 - Written on a Paper Airplane - a poem inspired by Wonder #1677

And now for Day 29!


Pocket of Blue
by Amy LV




Students - This is the shortest poem of my Wallow in Wonder series.  I am not sure why, but thinking about rain and showers just placed this picture in my head. I liked the first line and then played for quite a while to get the second.  

This is simply a couplet - one pair of rhyming lines - and it sketches simply one image.  Sometimes writing can be very spare.  Feel free to play with many words...and very few.  You will learn different things as you experiment with various styles.

I am currently holding two Poetry Month giveaways...both ending tomorrow, April 30!

It has been an absolute pleasure this week to host teacher Emily Callahan and her students from Kansas City here to The Poem Farm.  To learn about Popcorn and Poetry and to enter a giveaway for a Ralph Fletcher book...visit HERE.

Lucky me to have Stefanie Cole and her students from Ontario, Canada at Sharing Our Notebooks all 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 a giveaway for a Lynda Barry book.

Buffy is hosting today's Poetry Friday roundup over at Buffy's Blog.  Hop over to her place to her a wooing toad and to see all of this week's poetic offerings.

Happy Day 29 of National Poetry Month 2016! 

Please share a comment below if you wish.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am a 3rd grader in Mrs. DoeleĊ› class. Here is my poem created from the wonder 1680:

Queen Bee

I am the Queen bee
everyone must listen to me
I am most sup-
HEY!I told you,
to put
that.
in my.
castle!
sorry about that,
I am most supr-
ouch!
keep
that
stinger
away from ME!

Anyway I am most-
Um excuse me
but where
should I
put this grai-
Honestly, are you trying to interrupt?!?

By Monica
Anyway, I AM MOST SUPREME!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am a 3rd grader in Mrs. Doele's class. Here is my poem about wonder 1680:


The wasps

Walking around on its nest,
Underground,eaves,branches,
Seeking some friends to sting,
Hornets,Paper wasps,Yellow jackets,
Eyes stare at the battle,
Just a sting can make it painful,
Buzz!Buzz!around you,
Flying in circles,Making dizzy appear,
The battle has begun,
Hornet is still here.

By Sarah

Anonymous said...

I am a 3rd grader in Mrs. Doele's class. Here is my poem to go with Wonder 1680:

Black and yellow stripy beasts
are invited to a feast
gleaming eye's of evil chores
come to make the doors and floors
wasps and hornets,jackets and bees
are ginormous meanies

By Harriet

Buffy Silverman said...

Writing short and saying much looks simple from your beautiful couplet...but so much harder than writing long (and sometimes saying little!) Thanks for the shout-out.

Margaret Simon said...

I am reading your poem in the rain and happy I have a little space of dry. Thanks for your inspiration and dedication to poetry this month.

Mary Lee said...

You said everything that needed to be said in two lines! Perfection!

Karin Fisher-Golton said...

It is short and sweet! I love it all, but especially the "pocket of dry"--that is so evocative of just how I feel under an umbrella.