Friday, April 26, 2013

National Poetry Month


I can't believe the month of April is almost over and I haven't blogged about National Poetry Month!

I like poetry, but . . . 

I love kid's poetry!

I love rhyming poetry, but it is very hard to write correctly. I am still trying and hopefully getting better. Poems, just like stories, need to be ruminated and perfected. What does ruminate mean?
It means to think deeply about something - to go over in the mind repeatedly.

We need to put the same respect and time into our poems as we do our stories.
As with our stories, let them sit for a while and then come back to them.

I have found this great site that for people wanting to write rhyming poetry. 
It is called RhyMeWeaver.

Below is my fun, far from perfect,  poem I wrote a few years ago about toes.


 TOES!
Janet F. Smart

Little toes,
Big toes,
Five toes,
Ten toes.

Soft toes,
Rough toes,
Wriggly little
Baby toes.

My toes,
Your toes,
Sister’s tip
Tapping toes.

Hot toes,
Cold toes,
Little brother’s
Dirty toes.

Here come
More toes,
Skipping-down-the-road
Toes!


Write a poem in honor of National Poetry Month.

Posted by Janet Smart  on Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch.




18 comments:

  1. I adore poems that don't take themselves too seriously, and I also love teaching poetry. There's something in the sparse wording and having to get just the right wording that intrigues me.

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    1. I like those type of poems, too. I don't like the ones where I have to think about what they are trying to say. Like with writing PBs, every word counts.

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  2. I love rhyming and I especially enjoy kids poetry. So many fun patterns and themes. I think your poem about toes is excellent. A treat to read! :)
    ~Jess

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  3. Love the poem Janet.. I love rhyming poems but didn't like the pressure of writing everyday.. It takes me a while to get anything together..Susie

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    1. Thanks, Susie. Like with any writing, poems take time to create, too, but the end result is worth it.

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  4. I love your poem, Janet! Very cute and funny.

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    1. Thanks, Anita. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  5. Great poem! I try to get my boys to do some poetry for school, but they always turn everything into mini novels. :)

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    1. Rena, they will probably be a writer some day, like you. And I bet even write a few poems.

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  6. Janet,
    I love this rhyming poem about toes. It's a wonderful children's poem. It's cute and funny. Thanks for the site on rhyming poetry.

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    1. thanks, Brenda. Writing rhyming poetry is hard, I am glad I found that site.

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  7. I like it! I'm not a poet. I've written exactly two poems that I like.

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    1. Thanks, Marcia. I'm sure your poems are wonderful.

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  8. What a great poem! I nominated you for a blog award. If you'd like to pick it up, please visit my blog, Mama Diaries.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. That was sweet of you. I'm glad you like my poem.

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  9. I love your poem! It's so cute. Congratulations on your award! I think it takes a special talent to write poetry. You're doing a great job.

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    1. Thanks, Deanie. I'm glad you hopped over to my site.

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