Monday, April 2, 2012

A- Amorphous: without shape

April is National Poetry Month.  It is also the A-Z Challenge.  Amy at Poem Farm is doing a Dictionary Hike. So I thought I would see if I could combine them.  My word today is Amorphous.  Bud the Teacher is hosting National Poetry Month Challenge.  Then there is NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month.  So many choices.  Today I will introduce my students to the Dictionary Hike.

A - Amorphous: Without Shape

What shall I write?

Ideas tight
- I'm thirsting for -
I love the Haiku
6 Word Stories
I am from - poems

Words, thoughts examined in light
A-Z challenges
Dictionary Hikes
Slice of Life

I love the freedom of thoughts in flight
Winging into and out of lines
Dipping, wading, hovering
Just out of sight

What shall I write?
My thoughts are amorphous 
Without shape
Today I begin the Dictionary Hike.


  1. Catching up again!  I love that interesting rhyme you did with each first line.  I'm glad you're taking several challenges; should be lots of fun.  I might try Amy's sometime.  I used to play poetry poker with my students.  I had hundreds of words in  box & they drew 5, as in 5 card draw, & had to use 3 of the words in a poem.  They loved it.  I bet your students will love the dictionary hike!

  2. Ruth Ferris/StorykeeperApril 2, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    I did the hike with one of my classes this morning.  Except I gave them the choice of just prose or a poem.  I need to give them more strategies so they are comfortable with writing poems.

    The poetry poker sounds intriguing.  I would love to know more.

  3. I'll look for my lesson Ruth so I won't forget something.


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