Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Challenge...

As I was driving to work the other day I saw the full moon setting and instinctively wrote a poem in my head.... this then became an inspiration for a challenge I issued my students, which ended up to be a really cool activity.

So I'll challenge you: In 2 minutes or less, write a poem that has a subject (it can be anything), make that subject do something, and give the whole thing some sort of setting. Then, if you're feeling really brave try to incorporate and/or play around with some elements of style (figurative language, sentence structure, sound devices, word choice, etc.).

Here's what I came up with... I can't wait to hear what you can do!

The silvery moon

silently slips through

the wispy, pre-dawn clouds.





below the western horizon.


Don said...

Heide: on guard!

Black faced, brown legged,
she lies on the bedroom floor.

Big eared, strong mouthed,
she sits up listening to something...

Big breathed, big barked,
Heide lets out an alarm:

I jump at the noise.
So close, so loud.

Such a big bark,
for such a little room.

German Shepherd's sound tough.
(And they are!)

Pity the intruder that meets
her in the darkness of night.

Pity them?

Pity them not.


Miss H~ said...

Awesome, Don. Love your work here! :)

Saphron said...

I had been thinking I hadn't written a poem in a while...prob. because I'm not a poet, but so what, right? ;)

I accept your challenge! Now let's see if I can actually do it...