Happy World Poetry Day / Harmony Day / “Poetry Blast” by Kate O Neil with Notes

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Poem with Teacher Notes

 

POETRY BLAST

Some words fly like arrows

to their target.

Some veer, tell it slant.

Spin-bowled,

some ricochet unpredictably.

But we know it is poetry

when we see how they all

hit home.

 

©   Kate O’Neil

Notes by Jeanie Axton

Students could cut out arrows, airplanes, rockets and balls. On each they could attach describing words and phrases. They could then write poems based on the object and words. Encourage lots of ways to mix up the words and editing. The aim being at the end of the exercise to hit home with the words in the poem.

For example use picture prompts with describing words to get the students thinking

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