Monday, April 13, 2015

April is National Poetry Month!

I love poetry. Reading it, writing it, sharing it. Poetry is freedom. Painting with words.

Phillip Shabazz came to work with our 4th grade classes this past week on poetry. My favorite things I learned at school last week? Lunes! Mr. Shabazz came to our school to work with our 4th graders all week on  poetry. I had never heard of lunes before, but he taught us.

Lune: three line poem with eleven words.
1st line: 3 words
2nd line: 5 words
3rd line: 3 words
The lune has a title, a color and an action verb.

One of Mr. Shabazz's lunes:
Scrambled eggs, veggie
sausage, biscuits and gravy, sip
orange juice, good.

Another of Mr. Shabazz's lunes: 
Means trying to
bite my green apple with 
a loose tooth.

And yet another:
Red ladybug lands
on my warm pumpkin pie;
she wants dessert.

My lunes: 
Redbud blooms lacy
pink smoke over new green.
Spring floats in.

Sweet, yellow, cool,
exploding juicy in my mouth.
Drips sticky down.

Try it! It's fun!

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