It is April and that means National Poetry Month. My goal is to write a poem everyday for the month with my Teach Write group.
I have already extended myself some grace because I have had some projects that I need to get finished, so my poem writing has gotten off to a very slow start.
I have also started a #100DayProject where I am focusing on one small creativity project for just a short amount of time each day. You would think my poetry project would work for this too.
I have a large collection of words that I have cut out from magazines. I love taking these words and creating short found poems. There is something very therapeutic about running my hands through all of these words and arranging them to create something fun or beautiful.
In the past, I have used black paper construction paper as a "canvas" and then put the words back after I took a picture. I wanted to start collecting my poems, so I bought a large sketch book where I am gluing them. I like what I have done so far, and I like that I have a "published" book of found poems.
Today, I share my first three pages.