Don’t forget to visit this week’s round up. I really hope I can read and respond to more participants this week. Here’s hoping.
As part of Christie Wyman‘s “Playing with Poetry” workshop, we explored “Text-based poetry.” Forms that I’ve admired but honestly did not think were all that difficult. I was in for a surprise as I struggled with doing a found poem/blackout poem. I reflected on the activity and thought of ways to introduce it in the classroom and help students make their own poems. I wanted to use an entire page from Ocean Vuong’s novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, a gorgeous book. But I decided to leave it at a paragraph. Will definitely revisit and try again.
Thunder on the Green Horizon
on the green horizon,
unmoored common sense
the current of language
unfurled rolled words
to feed yourself on the cusp of
I like reading the original passage with these type of poems, so just in case, enjoy.