Saturday, April 2, 2011
National Poetry Month Issue 2
All month, I'll be featuring Maryland poets. They are among the 50 contributors to the anthology Life in Me Like Grass on Fire: Love Poems.
Here is Life in Me like Grass on Fire contributor Carlee Hallman's spring poem. You won't be surprised that Carlee's contribution to Life in Me falls in the section, Love of Nature.
This is a focused image poem. It has color, movement, setting, and the feel of cold in a few short lines. Try the writing prompt below with elementary schoolers up through high school. High schoolers might like to look at some of William Carlos Williams' focused image poems as well.
Write a focused image poem.
Choose one image that says spring to you. Make it a REAL picture. Something you have seen.
Rather than showing something symbolic like a robin building a nest, I might write about the two cardinals (Brenda and Bob) who return to our back yard every spring.
In a short poem, describe what you see.