Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I - Is for Icicle

I am Icicle
Who needs freezing temps
Who loves hanging around
Who sees the morning sun
Who hates warm weather
Who fears kids with big sticks
Who dreams of traveling to the ocean.
Who loves the poetry in "Water Dance"
Resident of roof tops, buildings, and occasional trees
I am frozen water.

A biographical poem based on a "I am - poetry frame"

Links of Discovery
http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/portrait.html  Poetry frames

http://www.cape.k12.mo.us/blanchard/hicks/Poetry/Poetry.htm


5 comments:

  1. Very lovely, with picture too!  I love "who fears kids with big sticks".  Ha-a big laugh there, yet sad for the icicle of course.  I'm sending you a photo I took in Feb.  Your poem reminded me, & we had fun taking some pics around our house.

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  2. My favorite: "who fears kids with big sticks"! Love this format. Good way for students to write from a different point of view. I could see starting with this and then expanding it, or picking just one sentence like the stick one and writing a whole story just about that incident. Fun!

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  3. Ruth Ferris/StorykeeperApril 12, 2012 at 6:08 AM

    What a gorgeous picture.  I love icicles.  I remember breaking them off as kids.

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  4. Ruth Ferris/StorykeeperApril 12, 2012 at 6:11 AM

    There are so many things you can do with poetry.  I love the poetry frames and templates.  They provide such good scaffolds.  I like them for my own writing because they let me play.

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  5. That gorgeous photograph set just the right tone for the poem...lovely!

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