Welcome to my National Poetry Month project for 2017! Students - Each day of April 2017, I will close my eyes, and I will reach into my box of 64 Crayola crayons.
Aerial View of Crayola Box
Photo by Georgia LV
Each day I will choose a crayon (without looking), pulling this crayon out of the box. This daily selected crayon will in some way inspire the poem for the next day. Each day of this month, I will choose a new crayon, thinking and writing about one color every day for a total of 30 poems inspired by colors.
As of April 2, it happened that my poems took a turn to all be from the point of view of a child living in an apartment building. So, you'll notice this thread running through the month of colors. I'd not planned this...it was a writing surprise.
I welcome any classrooms of poets who wish to share class poems (class poems only please) related to each day's color (the one I choose or your own). Please post your class poem or photograph of any class crayon poem goodness to our Writing the Rainbow Padlet HERE. (If you have never posted on a Padlet, it is very easy. Just double click on the red background, and a box will appear. Write in this box, and upload any poemcrayon sharings you wish.)
Here is a list of this month's Writing the Rainbow Poems so far:
And now...today's crayon. Apricot!
Snacks on the Stoop
by Amy LV
Students - Apricot made me think of trees and of fruits and of goodies. Apricot muffins and pastries and jam. Today's poem is about a ritual, something our young friend does daily. We all have little parts of our lives that repeat again and again, not necessarily big events like holidays but small motions and choices, like the way I drink tea from my big mug or the way I begin each new notebook with a scattering of favorite quotes.
If you are Writing the Rainbow with me, perhaps your color for today will remind you of a ritual: a real one from your life, one from another's life, or an invented ritual. Or maybe not.
You'll notice that today's poem has only two rhyming words. Just two.
Colors can take us anywhere. And if you'd like to join in with your own poem at our Writing the Rainbow Padlet, please do! It is one colorful and beautiful place to visit..
And please don't miss the links to all kinds of Poetry Month goodness up there in my upper left sidebar. Happy twenty-first day of National Poetry Month!
Tabatha is hosting today's Poetry Friday roundup over at her online home, The Opposite of Indifference. Do not miss the exquisite video she shares today.
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