Poetry Prompt #44

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Thank you for your poetry. Please continue to send in “Dedication Poems” and I will keep them for gaps. Thank you for the extra “Wheel” poems as well.

This weeks prompt is below, the letter “N” with a nose

Go Nuts with your writing

Looking forward to your contributions

Please send to: poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

 

 

And this weeks quote:

“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It’s that easy, and that hard”

Neil Gaiman

(English author of short fiction, novels, comic books and film)

Regards

Jeanie

 

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Poetry Prompt #42 “Wheels”

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Thank you for all the Fur, Feathers and Fins poetry. This week we change direction to the man made. The prompt is “Wheels”

Any wheel, Any where, Any time: kids love to move and wheels take them places.

Last week’s Thursday poem with teacher notes got 400 plus views which is excellent. Please continue to email out the link to this site to your connections with schools and universities etc

If your poem doesn’t get on during a prompt I will keep in a folder for gaps.

Looking forward to your contributions.

Please send to: poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

Thankyou

Jeanie

An event coming up if you are in Sydney:

Dorothea Mackellar Poet’s New Memorial at Waverley Cemetery

On the 24th November, 2017, the Society of Women Writers of NSW, along with donors to the memorial, will gather in Waverley Cemetery at 6pm to ‘unveil’ the substantial marble plaque. This honours the poet, Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968) with the 8 lines of her most famous stanza from her poem My Country, there for all to see in perpetuity. Her gravesite is close by the ’jewel sea’ of the Pacific Ocean she so lovingly describes.

If anyone does go please send me a photo.

Thankyou

And this weeks quote:

Amy Harmon is a best selling author who has currently written ten books

Poetry Prompt #41 is a continuation of Poetry Prompt #40 Fur, Feather and Fin

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Good Morning,

Firstly re the prompt,

This week we will continue with the Fur, Feather and Fins theme

There has been a great response to this and another week will get more of these poems out.

Please keep sending them in.

Last week’s Thursday poem with teacher notes got 600 plus views which is very encouraging. Please continue to email out the link to this site to your connections with schools and universities etc

If your poem doesn’t get on during a prompt I will keep it in a folder for gaps and quieter times of the year.

Looking forward to your contributions.

Please send to: poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

 

Secondly

Here’s is a plug for a poetry competition “Jackie’s Spring” Rhyming Poetry/Stories in verse competition.

Entries close 30/11/17 at midnight

Check out the link for more details:

https://www.creativekidstales.com.au/whats-new/upcoming-events/2394-jackies-spring-competition

 

 

Thirdly

This week’s quote to ponder on:

Louis wrote a lot of Westerns and a bit of poetry as well.

Have a good day

Jeanie

Poetry Prompt #41

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Poetry Prompt #41

This week’s prompt is Feathers, Fur or Fins

Let your imagination go wild

Here is a link to a Don Spencer song to get you thinking

 

As from this Thursday we will have teacher notes with a poem once a week. If you wish to contribute to this please include the notes in your email. We will start this Thursday with a poem by Jennifer Poulter with notes for teachers. If you could please forward the post this Thursday to teachers and/or schools to get the word around and get your wonderful work out there for children to enjoy. Please email me with any questions about this or if you would like me to write notes for you.

Looking forward to your contributions.

Please send to: poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

This week’s quote to ponder on:

“Make a rule for yourself that the only way anyone will see your stories is by you writing them”

Andy Weir

(An American novelist who wrote “The Martian” adapted into a film in 2015)

Quote from Page 1 of “Buzz Words” 15/10/17

The Love of Eggs

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The Love of Eggs

 

Cluck, cluck, cluck

I’m a chicken.

I dig dirt,

And lay eggs all day.

 

Cluck, cluck, cluck

But today’s no ordinary day.

I have a massive problem.

An egg is stuck.

 

Cluck, cluck, cluck

It’s no ordinary egg.

I’ve created a square egg.

How do I get this egg out?

 

Cluck, cluck, cluck

My eyes are watering.

The egg’s stuck.

Some olive oil will do the trick.

 

Cluck, cluck, cluck

Phew the square egg’s out.

Chicken hall of fame for me.

One problem, I’ll never do it again.

 

 

by Karen Hendriks

 

Poetry Prompt #40

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This week’s prompt is “Chickens”

A few ideas:

  • Why did the chicken cross the road?
  • Chickens pecking order
  • Feathers flying
  • The love of eggs
  • The noisy rooster
  • Hens brooding

 

Looking forward to your contributions.

Please send to: poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

 

This week’s quote to ponder on:

“With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion”

Edgar Allan Poe

(An American writer 1809-1849)

 

Poetry Prompt #39 “Spring has Sprung”

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This weeks prompt is “Spring has Sprung”

Please email your contributions to: poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

This weeks quote to ponder on:

“The true poem rests between the words”

Vanna Bonta (An Italian-American writer, actress and inventor)