A little poem about poems

National Poetry Month means I write my own mentor texts for a lot of my lessons, because poetry is my jam.

Today we wrote “how to” poems and I wrote about how to write a poem. Very meta. Here it is:

How to Write a Poem

Open your eyes

and your mind

Observe what is not there

Crumple up the rules,

discard them like wrapping paper

on Christmas morning.

Invite your soul out to play

Let words fall onto paper

tiny raindrops dotting the pavement

Eventually blurring together

to make art. -JLG 4/16/19

How are you and your students celebrating #NationalPoetryMonth??

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