Poetry Workshop: #1 Repetition Poems
I take seriously the celebration of poetry (understatement–AP terms #179).I took on the personal challenge of posting once a day some poetically inclined muse about poetry and as we wrap up the month I shall share some workshop poems from my creative writing class.
Poetry Workshop Poem #1: Repetition Poems
- Pick a word or short phrase for the first line
- Add a word or phrase to it for the second line
- Take the ending line to create the consecutive lines, adding a new word or phrase each time until poem reaches a satisfactory conclusion
In the garden there is a tree
And in that tree is thinking spot
And in that thinking spot are my daydreams
And in my daydreams are pathways
And on those pathways are choices to make
And from those choices to make I will decide
And from those decisions will become my destiny
And from that destiny I will live my life
And I will live my life always dreaming, always thinking
And I am thankful for trees
Repetition poems are perfect for those students who lament how they can’t get into the poem groove and get something on paper. It’s also perfect for those who can take its simplicity and play with it. And yes, I create poems along with my students. Who can resist coaxing a poem onto the page?
Happy Poetry Month!!
- Shaping Up Poetry: Found Poems (cricketmuse.wordpress.com)
- Shaping Up Poetry: Concrete Poems (cricketmuse.wordpress.com)
- Coming to Terms with Poetry (cricketmuse.wordpress.com)
- April is National Poetry Month (silverbirchpress.wordpress.com)