A Message from Robins
A Haibun Poem
Robins announce spring,
Chirping, chattering, tweeting
Me awake at four.
Yes, they chirp alarms
Unwanted, unneeded, yet
Inspired a poem, yes?
Oh, haiku power,
joyous chaos rises to
Humble my complaints.
Ha! And we two sing
Word play- Global Poetry
Writing Month: April!
Tomorrow starts Global Poetry Writing Month [#GloPoWriMo], or in the United States, it was once called National Poetry Writing Month [ #NaPoWriMo], started and nurtured by Maureen Thorson at napowrimo.net.
So when I woke up today, I knew I wanted to start my April off with some ideas. I started with the pre-GloPoWriMo post by Maureen, suggesting a form of poetry I hand not heard of before: haibun. I love the examples, here, which Maureen shared in her post.
What better way to end #doodleaday than with a new style of poetry, especially since the topic today is: Why Do I Doodle?
I doodle to enhance the message. As a participant in Sketch50, I discovered that topic today is “two people talking.”
So my doodle of two people talking in haiku enhances the message of my morning waking up to the dawn of Global Poetry Writing Month.
The prose introduction plus the conversation of haiku creates the haibun poem. What a fun day of sketching and doodling!
So — if you’re not sure about your drawing skills, develop a growth mindset and do #doodleaday and Sketch50 so you can doodle to enhance your message or to take notes.
And, get ready for National Poetry Month!
Resources for Poetry Month:
Be sure to check out the resources at Poets.org:
National Poetry Month information, including a downloadable, clickable poster
The Dear Poet Project
Thirty Days of Writing Prompts by Kelli Russell Agodon
National Poetry Month links by Sheri
or learn from poets:
Not sure you want to write a poem every day? How about reading one every day. Find one you like. Link to it in your Kidblog and let us know:
Which kind fits you? Why did you chose it? Why is it poetry?
Part of Sketch50: two people talking
Doodling Song for Today:
One of the strategies my students follow is to “name it“
Not a dog — give it a name: a German Shepherd, or a bouncing white poodle
Not the floor — name with description and nouns: but the muted colored tweed carpet
Or like Jim Croce — not the wind blew but
“Like the north wind whistlin’ down the sky“
Enjoy this story, this poem, this song by Jim Croce: I’ve Got A Name, because you can picture the images in your mind…
Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker