Friday, April 10, 2020

10 - Poems Can Ask Questions

Last week's winner of  my book POEMS ARE TEACHERS is....Janet F.!
(Please send me an e-mail to amy at amylv dot com with your snail mail address.)
Thank you, Heinemann!


Happy National Poetry Month, and welcome to Poetry Friday, our little community's way of sharing poetry. Anyone may join this little community at any time. At the bottom of this post, you can learn more...and you can find the roundup with all kinds of links to poetry, poem ideas, books, and more.

Welcome to my 2020 National Poetry Month Project
See My Last 10 Poetry Projects HERE

Each day of April 2020, I will share three things:
  • A dice roll of three word dice
  • A video explaining one poetic technique titled POEMS CAN... You can also find these at Sharing Our Notebooks as part of my ongoing Keeping a Notebook project
  • A poem inspired by one or more of the dice words and the technique

Here are All of This Month's Poems:

And now, for today's words! 

Day 10 Words
Photo by Amy LV





Thank you to Heinemann for giving away a copy of my book POEMS ARE TEACHERS: HOW STUDYING POETRY STRENGTHENS WRITING IN ALL GENRES each week of April. I will draw names from the previous week each Thursday evening at 11:59pm, and I will announce a winner each Friday. Please leave a way to contact you in your comment as if I cannot contact you easily, I will choose a different name. This week's winner is named atop the post.


If you would like to learn more about other National Poetry Month projects happening throughout the Kidlitosphere, Jama has rounded up many NPM happenings over at Jama's Alphabet Soup.  Happy National Poetry Month 2020.

I am hosting Poetry Friday today. If you have a link to leave...please do. If you are new here, please check out all of the wonderful offerings of so many poetry lovers by clicking the blue button below.

xo,
Amy

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter
Little Mouse is a Wonderer
Photo by Amy LV

Please share a comment below if you wish.day 

31 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting. I'll pop back later to see your poem - and to see if the Link up is open. In the meantime, my post is live here: http://sallymurphy.com.au/2020/04/poetry-friday-my-readalong-begins/

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  2. You have entered April with your customary verve and vitality for verse Amy. I like your month long exploration of poetry's breadth of possibilities. it is like peeling an onion. Your efforts alert others to a broader perspective of poetry's immense power to impact. Thank you for hosting and best wishes for the remainder of April and all it offers to poetry lovers.

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  3. Thanks for hosting Amy! Looking forward to return for your poem/notebook video reading, love your chats inside "Betsy!"

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  4. Thank you for hosting, Amy! I look forward to your poem/video with those 3 'dicey' words. I'll be sure to check back later, but I wanted to send a big thank you now. :)

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  5. Amy, I have admired your rolling of the dice and poem making videos. Thank you for what you do for our young people. Your voice and presence in Betsy effuses joy and security. Today, I'm celebrating a Gotcha Day! And, we are getting ready for Easter. On my blog, I'm asking fellow poets to answer some interview questions as a chance to reflect as poets--and they are the same questions I've asked of poet Vikram Madan as I'll be reviewing his book next week. Thanks for the love, Amy. We feel it out here in our homes every day!
    https://awordedgewiselindamitchell.blogspot.com/

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  6. Thank you for hosting us this week, Amy! What a sweet little mouse.

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  7. You rolled interesting words for today. I look forward to seeing the technique and poem that comes from them.

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  8. Thank you for hosting, Amy. I love your poetry project this year--looking forward to today's poem!

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  9. Good morning, Amy--I say again how inviting I'm finding your dice project, and how delicious they look arranged on Betsy's formica table. Thanks for all that you are doing to put gifts out into the world at this "roll the dice" kind of time.

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  10. I adore Little Mouse. She ponders exactly what we do. And, I'm with her - life's a gift. Glories surround us. Always. Many thanks - Fran Haley
    https://litbitsandpieces.com/

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  11. Awww. So sweet! Thank you for that gift.

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  12. Me thinks a wee Little Mouse book is in the making! Loving seeing you in Betsy every day and writing alongside you in my notebook! xx Christie @ https://wonderingandwondering.wordpress.com/

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  13. Thanks for hosting today, Amy. That little mouse is adorable (though we aren't so fond of the voles tunneling under our yard right now). I'm glad it decided that life is a gift.

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  14. Amy, thank you for always presenting a wonderful project for National Poetry Month. I look forward to checking out your daily videos. I already have enjoyed your video from Betsy.

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  15. I am so with Mrs. Wyman. I am so looking forward each day to seeing you, seeing Betsy, finding out about Little Mouse, and reading your poem. Your notebook explanations and sharing is so helpful for young and older writers alike. Such a delight to think of life as a gift and this weekend, this day, this time, makes us so sure of that fact despite all the trials and tribulations. Big hugs to you. Janet Clare F.

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  16. Thanks for Little Mouse. She is a WONDER, not just a wonderer.

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  17. I've been following along with each post, Amy! I always love your projects and Little Mouse is a gem. Thank you!

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  18. Even though it's been a challenging week, I agree with Little Mouse: "Life is a gift." Thank you for this lovely reminder, Amy, and for hosting today. Be well!

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  19. Each day bring such nice surprises, Amy, like this attitude Little Mouse had chosen. I imagine with the throw of the dice that you might be surprised, too. Thanks for hosting!

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  20. Enjoyed this post and harvested some new ideas, so... thank you, Amy! Much appreciated.

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  21. Love your charming and winsome mouse poem. We need some optimism and to hear "life is a gift." Thank you for hosting and do have a very Happy Easter (will you be making your husband's favorite pineapple cake?). :)

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  22. I'm glad I came back to meet your little mouse. Life is a gift indeed!

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  23. Hi Amy - I see Taylor Mali's Metaphor Dice in your "Roll the Dice" picture. But where did you get the other word dice from? I'd love to find some for my classroom, too. This is such a great idea - thank you for the inspiration!

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  24. What a fun poem--and what fun inspiration for poetry, too. I like Little Mouse. And when it's hard sometimes to remember the gift of the day, I'll think of that little mouse.
    And thanks for hosting!

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  25. Thanks for the gift of your poem Amy, and little mouse's small notebook–glad she decided
    "Life is a gift," xo.

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  26. As always, I'm thoroughly enjoying your April poems. Little Mouse is so sweet. I agree with her that life is a gift. (Doesn't hurt to hear it again though!) Thanks so much for hosting this week!

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  27. I can't believe that I haven't been stopping by daily. Loved the video and the admonition to trust that ideas will come. Your encouragement is the best. Stay safe and healthy!

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  28. It is! A great reminder for us all. THanks for hosting, Amy!

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  29. Oops - Did I just leave a comment in my head this weekend and not here? :0! THANK YOU, Dearest Amy, for hosting the Roundup and for taking us along on the oh-so-delightful and rich journeys with you and Little Mouse. :0)

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  30. Thank you so much. This month we are teaching about poems and writing poems as part of our writing program at school. It has been such an inspiration for students when I shared your posts and the saw how you write a poem after rolling the dice with taking notes... let alone how adding your tips to my mini lessons have encouraged kids to start writing poems. Thank you! Leyla51@yahoo.com

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  31. Gah! I didn't leave a message write away on Friday morning because I wanted to wait for your poem and video, and then it took me until Tuesday to get back here??? Thank you for hosting Poetry Friday this week, Amy, and for another installment in Little Mouse's adventures in life, learning, and poetry. I think she's going to need her own poetry collection one day. :) I like how she wiggles her whiskers as she thinks about big questions. I like how she observes the world around her before coming to the conclusion that life is a gift.

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