So, I'm writing form poems for kids during National Poetry Month, and I think I messed up already. I was inspired by Bridget's sequence poem last week to give that type a try. After I finished, I realized it wasn't really a form. Or is it? Feel free to tell me it is.
Sylvia and Janet's sequence poem prompt: Write a poem with a very strong sequence or time order. You could feature the hours of the day, days of the week, or months of the year - or have a completely different focus, like steps in "how to" do something or driving directions or a slice of history.
9-Step Routine for Writers
By Tabatha Yeatts
blank page, rant and rage
step away, play all day
think about it, scribble out it
undock, take a walk
look it over, a little slower
mark with your pen, time and again
move lines around, see how they sound
ask someone to read, fix parts that mislead
share with a friend, savor "the end."
Addendum: One reason I was happy to do a sequence poem on this topic is that it seems many folks -- kids AND adults -- think that the whole process is just Step 3!
Dori Reads has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Dori!