Students - This poem is about long car trips and it is about making lines and it is about being sorry and it is about admitting mistakes. Have you ever done anything that you've later regretted? I sure have.
Sometimes writing ideas arise inside of us from the past and they mix up with ideas we are thinking about in the present. Today's poem is one of those. I played around with the words for quite a while in my notebook, moving around line breaks, listening for sounds that wanted to come forward.
Do this. Read your words out loud. And don't be afraid to admit if you make a mistake. We all do. Poems are a free and open field for talking about mistakes.
Carol is hosting today's Poetry Friday roundup over at Beyond Literacy Link. Please visit her place to learn about what's happening poetry-wise all around the Kidlitosphere this week.
Please share a comment below if you wish.