A Writing Kind of Day: Poems for Young Poets

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Boyds Mills Press, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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It's easy to make one,
lying on your back in the newest snow.
you move your arms like wings.
Later you forget about your creation,
go inside for a mug of hot chocolate.
That's when she rises from the snow
takes a feathery breath, tries out her wings.

So begins a poem about making a snow angel, but it might also refer to the mysterious way that a poem comes into being and takes on a life of its own. In this new collection, Ralph Fletcher shows us how you can write a poem about almost anything: a baby sister, a Venus's-flytrap, a failing grandmother, a squished squirrel, grammar homework, and more. These poems take us inside the creative process as they reveal both the playfulness and the power of poetry. More than anything, they invite usto pick up pen and paper and write some poems of your own.
 

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User Review  - jpons - LibraryThing

This book was filled with different poems. The poet wrote the poems in different styles throughout the book. The words were very easy to pronounce and understand. The author wrote about many different ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jill.Barrington - LibraryThing

Different forms of poetry with various topics are presented. The book would be useful in discussing poetry, writing, and finding inspiration for writing. Read full review

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Contents

A Writing Kind of Day
4
Writers Notebook
5
Earth Head
6
Memory Loss
7
Poetry Recipe
8
Grandma
10
Snow Angel
11
My Little Brother
12
Hungry for Poetry
19
Venus Flytrap Rap
20
She Wrote Me a Love Poem
22
Squished Squirrel Poem
23
Frost in the Woods
24
Metaphor
25
Poetry
26
The Wordpecker
27

Writers Block
13
Bad Weather
14
Pinball
15
Bill of Sale
16
Lost Poems
17
Beanstalk Poem
18
Poetry Stands
28
Ma
29
Poem Fossil
30
Bedroom Ocean
31
A Writing Kind of Night
32
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Ralph Fletcher grew up as the oldest of nine children and has always been surrounded by stories. He has published novels, poetry collections, picture books, nonfiction books, and teacher resources. He has four sons and lives in Lee, New Hampshire.

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