Thursday, April 26, 2012

Poetry Friday Rocks!


                A few days ago, Amy at A Poem Farm posted a poem titled Urge that craftily offered the advice to use strong verbs.  It begins:  Pack your pocket full of verbs.  So I did, yesterday, during Poem In Your Pocket Day.  Today's poem is a trial and error of Amy's advice; verbs are falling from my pocket!  Poetry Friday today is with Tabatha at Tabatha Yeatts: The Opposite of Indifference.  Come read and enjoy the final Poetry Friday of April!




                Hm-m-m, at lunch today, I could:
munch some mangoes
attack some tuna
slurp spaghetti
pick up a pepperoni pizza
tickle my tummy with tofu
squeeze a lemon
crunch a coconut
chew some crackers
gobble grapes
tackle some tacos
chomp churros
lick a lollipop
devour a donut
nibble a nectarine
taste a tomato
woof a waldorf salad
                   Ah-h-h!  I can hardly wait.


        Be sure to read about  a poetry month CHALK POEM finale that Betsy of Teaching Young Writers is hosting on April 30th.  Come join us!

           Activities still are happening in these final days of Poetry Month. The last lines of the kidlit Progressive Poem can be found through the links on the right. Find Jama Rattigan's blog post at Jama's Alphabet Soup  to discover other Poetry sites in the kidlitosphere doing wonderful things!  Cathy, at Merely Day By Day, is joining Mary Lee, at A Year of Reading in a poem a day this month. Other daily poem writers include Amy at The Poem FarmDonna at Mainely Write, and Laura at LauraSalas.  Plus Greg Pincus of Gotta Book has just published his first E-book, The Late Bird.  

20 comments:

  1. I can picture a whole class of kids writing one of these together. Fun.

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    1. Now you've made me wonder what else they would imagine! Thanks Liz.

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  2. What great images! - "tackle some tacos" and
    "chomp churros" are especially yummy. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You must be hungry for some Southwestern food, Robyn! I actually had some lovely chicken taquitas last evening. Thanks!

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  3. My kind of poem, Linda! Drooled all the way through it. Lots of fun. :)

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    1. I thought of you & your foodie ways, Jama! Thank you!

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  4. Now this is a fun poem to read out loud!

    TACKLE SOME TACOS?
    ATTACK SOME TUNA?

    Hilarous and tasty. Thank you, Linda...'can't wait until my children come home from school to read this one! a.

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    1. As I said above, I wonder what other 'verbs' will appear in the eating arena, Amy? Thanks!

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  5. My favorite lines are:
    tickle my tummy with tofu
    and
    woof a waldorf salad
    because they make me smile!

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    1. I think I might have arranged them a bit better too, Tabatha. I should lay them all out & move them around to see what happens. Thanks!

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  6. So much fun! Tackle some tacos is my favorite line.
    Kids would have a blast with this one.

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    1. I'm teaching a new lesson next week; maybe I'll share this to see what other topics they might apply. Thanks, Susan.

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  7. How about relish some relish?
    Cute way to learn some valuable verbs!

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    1. Wonderful! Thanks for coming up with another. I should probably get out the dictionary!

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  8. This poem is too much fun, I could totally do this with my K's! I love the idea, thanks! I think I am going to go find a donut to devour (so hungry)!!!

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    1. I imagine they could come up with some delightful kindergarten foods, too!

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  9. Delicious...and how much fun must this have been to create! I just love how game you are to try things, Linda...while I sit my pencil and pad and fail to take charge of my poem-fearitis. Good for you!

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    1. Thanks, Tara. Read some of Amy's posts at The Poem Farm-she gives such good ideas.

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