Poems Throughout the School Day
For millennia - even before Homer started reciting The Iliad and The Odyssey - we humans have been telling one another poems. ...
When revising your poems, you may profit from listening to what a few children's poets have said, quoted in Bernice Cullinan's (1996) anthology, A Jar of Tiny Stars: Poems by NCTE Award-Winning Poets (Honesdale, PA: Wordsong, Boyds Mills Press):* On choosing the right word - Eve Merriam (p. 33) said, I've sometimes spent weeks looking for precisely the right word. It's like having a tiny marble in your pocket, you can just feel it. Sometimes you find a word and say, 'no, I don't think this is it ' Then you discard it, and take another and another until you get it right. * On choosing one correct recipe for creating a poem - Arnold Adoff (p. 53) said, I want to do more in my poems than just present facts or feelings or communicate. I want my poems to sing as well as to say. John Ciardi (p. 39) agrees that with poetry, maybe you can make language dance a bit. According to Barbara Esbensen (p. 67), Poetry should knock your block off. May your students' poems make the language dance as they gently, effortlessly knock your block off!
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