A Writing Kind of Day: Poems for Young Poets
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 us to pick up pen and paper and write some poems of your own.
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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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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
A Writing Kind of Day
My Little Brother
Hungry for Poetry
Venus Flytrap Rap
She Wrote Me a Love Poem
Squished Squirrel Poem
Frost in the Woods
Bill of Sale
A Writing Kind of Night