Friday, April 24, 2020

24 - Poems Can Slow Down Toward the End

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

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:

April 5 - Poems Can Borrow a Pattern from the World
April 6 - Poems Can Define a Word
April 7 - Poems Can Rhyme
April 8 - Poems Can Not Rhyme
April 9 - Poems Can be Written in Stanzas
April 10 - Poems Can Ask Questions
April 11 - Poems Can Be Circles
April 12 - Poems Can Be Songs
April 13 - Poems Can List
April 14 - Poems Can Repeat Words and Lines
April 15 - Poems Can Spell a Word with the First Letters of Lines
April 16 - Poems Can Give Nonhuman Qualities to Humans
April 17 - Poems Can Include Sound Words (Onomatopoeia)
April 18 - Poems Can Repeat the Beginning Sounds of Words
April 19 - Poems Can Describe a Person, Place, Thing, or Idea
April 20 - Poems Can Emphasize a Word with a One-Word Line
April 21 - Poems Can Give Advice
April 22 - Poems Can Be Written in the Voice of Another
April 23 - Poems Can Borrow a Writing Structure or Format

And now, for today's words! 

Day 24 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 Friday of this month. Next will be May!

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 last week of National Poetry Month 2020.

Christie is hosting today's Poetry Friday roundup over at Wondering and Wandering with a lovely birdsong poem and the 2020 Progressive Poem too. As for Poetry Friday, we invite everybody to join in each Friday as we share poems, poem books, poetry ideas, and friendship. Check out my left sidebar to learn where to find this poetry goodness each week of the year.

The 2020 Progressive Poem will be here tomorrow!


Antoinette Sings
Photo by Amy LV

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  1. Honestly? I do NOT want this to end. Can you please continue for a while . I mean we are in quarantine and this is such a huge bright spot. Though I know you are a multi-layered and busy person and writer. But this I will miss. A lot.

  2. I really like how the roll of the dice determines your pathway to the poem storyline.

  3. Amy, there is so much that I love about your daily posts. I’d love it if your month long project turned into a picture book! XO

  4. Another beautiful lesson. Thanks for making poetry so accessible.

  5. I think you have a book written this month, Amy! Happy to see Antoinette has a voice!

  6. They make a glorious little choir... thanks for sharing them and for all the wonders this month! XO

  7. Cheers to Bianca (and her grandma) for the lovely poem "Our Trees! Ooooh, I love "you have colors to share." I am not sure why or when exactly or how, even, but maybe 20 years or less ago, I started looking really hard at green leafed trees and I could see that the green took on different hues depending on the sun and their position. By looking closely I saw so much more. I can tell that you, Bianca, know how to notice the world around you. That will serve you well the more you grow and the more you write. Bravo!!! Janet Clare F.

  8. I really enjoyed your bringing parts of the beginning of the month's poems into your poem as you are closing out your collection. And how lovely that Antoinette sings! Thanks Amy, xo

  9. I love this community of critters you have created, where life is simple and such a pleasure to live out each day with friends. And thank you too, for the giveaway. I didn't even see my name at the top the first time I stopped by. I am excited to read your book, as I have heard so many wonderful things about it.

  10. You are a rock star in how you can create such wonderful poems out of the roll of three dice! Three squeaks for you, Amy! :)

  11. What a fabulous world you've created this month! I love how your poem models how to slow down the ending.

  12. I love the quiet peace of this poem.

  13. I have missed a few days of your poems and am so glad I came back to catch up and hear this sweet choir.