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From kids to adults, it's poetry for beginners!
Writers' Circle Newsletter

Issue #125: May 3, 2004


(To read back issues of the Writers’ Circle Newsletter, see "WC Newsletter Back Issues.)






Poetry can be for everyone: young and old, experienced or not. If you can read, you can fill in the blanks of the following forms.

First up is the Bio poem. This is a great poem to re-do every few years, just to see how it has changed.

BIOPOEM


First Name:
4 Traits That Describe You:
Position or Job:
Longing for:
Who Feels:
Who Needs:
Who Gives:
Who Would Like To See:
Resident of:
Synonym:

OR

FIRST NAME:
4 adjectives that describe you:
Daughter/Son of:
Lover of: 3 things
Who needs: 3 things
Who Fears:
Who gives: 3 things
Who fears:
Who believes:
Resident of:
Last Name:


NOTE: Feel free to mix it up or make up your own WHO lines. As you can see from the two examples, there really is no set rule. Make it you. Make it yours. ALSO, REMEMBER online safety when posting this particular poem with your name. Feel free to use nicknames.


Next is a similar form, called the “I am” poem. This is another good one to repeat every so often. Feel free to get literal or metaphoric with this one.


I Am


I am (two special characteristics)
I wonder (something you are actually curious about)
I hear (an imaginary sound)
I see (an imaginary sight)
I want (an actual desire)
I am (repeat first line of the poem)

I pretend (something you actually pretend to do)
I feel (a feeling about something imaginary)
I touch (an imaginary touch)
I worry (something that really bothers you)
I cry (something that makes you very sad)
I am (repeat first line, again)

I understand (something you know is true)
I say (something you believe in)
I dream (something you actually dream about)
I try (something you really make an effort with)
I hope (something you actually hope for)
I am (finish it off with the first line of the poem)


Finally, we have the concept poem. This is a great way to practice giving your poetry focus. Usually your concept is your title or features prominently in your title.


CONCEPT POEM


Concept: _______________________

(Possible concepts: Shoes, President Bush, the Supreme Court, love, etc.)

·What color is it?
·What does it taste like?
·What does it smell like?
·What does it do for fun?
·What makes it angry?
·What makes it sad?
·What makes it happy?
·What is it smaller than?
·What is it bigger than?
·What is its worst enemy?
·What is its best friend?
·What does it keep in a secret place?
·What is its favorite place?
·Where does it hate to be?
·What is its greatest accomplishment?
·What is its greatest failure?
·How does it make you feel?


In the end you don’t have to be Shakespeare to write poetry. Even he was a beginner, once.



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Writing Prompt:



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Issue #125
5/3/2004
Edited by: RedWritingHood♡WDC


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