Two Word Poems
If you’re sick of writing lengthy pieces and revising, now’s the time for short and sweet:
Why? (Eli Siegel)
ugh(s) (students in a classroom)
To help you out, get a book. Grab one word and find another to match it (rhyme it, or address it). You can create a word picture, a thought, an idea, an action. Post your best ones in comments.
Here are a few to read to help you think:
scarf (summing up Little Red Riding Hood in two words!)
I look forward to your two word poems!
Blowing (Sean, 10, who had to mow the backyard today)
Flatulance (Cameron, 14, writer of truly obnoxious poetry, yet so honest)
Words (Jordi, 12, caretaker for 2 lovely parakeets)
We actually fudged a little and allowed 3 word poems. I enjoyed them, too.
Lock it! (Jordi, 12)
with you-ee (Sean, 10)
This what my 13yods came up with:
And these are mine:
Once my ds got on a roll he didn’t stop and I couldn’t keep up with him!
What a fun idea! We haven’t done any yet, but this would be great for lunch time tomorrow. Thank you for simplifying writing practice and expanding our vision of “what counts.”
Fiona ( 10):
This was a fun new way to think about words! Thank you!
Being mutual U2 fans, I couldn’t resist sending you this one that popped into my head:
: ) Desiree
Sorry about the “bog fog” repeat. When my son told me that one I thought it sounded familiar, but couldn’t place it and even went back and read the submissions again, not seeing it. I’m not sure how it happened that he came up with the same words! Then again I’m very pregnant and not too sure about anything these days, including my own sanity….
“bog fog” is such a natural one. If he came up with it on his own, then it’s original to him! That’s how it all works. You are doing an awesome job.
I love all of these poems, You all have given me a lot of enjoyment this week. Fun exericse. We’ll try another easy poetry assignment/game next week. Tune in.
And keep posting more examples as you create them. We love to read them.
My faves posted so far:
(lol! That could describe everyone in my family by about 7 pm. when the TV shows get started).
(Excellent cause effect poem)
(too hilariously funny!)
But of course, the pinnacle of poetry must involve my beloved Bono:
(and of course his Spanish is so cute in Vertigo: uno, dos, tres, catorce!!)
Thanks everyone for playing! Keep them coming.
Here are some from our kids ranging from 13 to 6 and me of course (mom):
spanking (inspired from Just So Stories of course!)
We have been looking forward to this all week. Here is a few of what we came up with.
K (6 yo)
E (8 yo)
Cesario (Twelfth Night)
Who? (Twelfth Night)
We had a blast with these. My eight year old son rattled them off sporadically for a week!
yield (We’re farmers!)