Prompt #17 First line of a Children’s song

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Think of a children’s song. That’s the first line of your poem this week.

I am leaving later this week on our trip and all poems for the next month are scheduled. Thankyou to poets who have sent in poems for a spotlight during July. Others poems in the waiting room folder will be posted as well. The next prompt will be on Monday 6th of August and to give you the heads up it will be poems about food. That gives you plenty of time to think and write.

When I get coverage I will check emails and save poems sent in.

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Please send prompt poems and any other poems to:

poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

Cheers

Jeanie

And the quote for July:

 

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Refugee Week

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This week is Refugee Week. Enjoy and please share the poems on this theme.

Please continue to send in any poems to:

poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

 

Have a look at the link below for a Haiku opportunity:

Announcement: Forthcoming AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2018

Cheers

Jeanie

And today’s quote:

“Carl August Sandburg was a Swedish-American poet, writer, and editor. He won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln” (Wiki)

Prompt #16 #WithRefugees

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Refugee week is coming up and the theme this year is:

#WithRufugees

Can you write a poem that especially helps and welcomes refugee children coming to our country.

Please send prompt poems and any other poems to:

poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

Please continue to send in 2-3 poems in a word document with a paragraph about what you are doing in 2018 for our July spotlight.

Thankyou

Jeanie

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Prompt #15 “Let’s Pretend”

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This week prompt is to write from a child’s perspective. Write a poem about yourself pretending you are a child in which nothing is true.

Please send prompt poems and any other poems to:

poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

Thankyou

I am on LSL from 28/6 to 30/7. My husband and I are travelling with our caravan to the tip of Cape York and as a result we will be out of range at times especially in “The Cape”. To keep things running well I would like to schedule a month ahead for this time. I was thinking that we could have a spotlight month in July in which the regulars send in 3-4 poems and a paragraph of what you are doing re poetry in 2018. I would need 12 of you to contribute to this idea. If you would like to be part of this please send me the poems and paragraph in Word by Friday 22/6.

Cheers

Jeanie

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Prompt #14 Poems for Scarlett “Dreams and Imagination”

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Thankyou for the poems sent in. This week we have Scarlett a 10 year old and her request as our focus.

Scarlett would like poems on “Dreams and Imagination”

Hopefully via her Dad  we can get Scarlett to make comments on what she likes about each poem.

Scarlett’s poem

The sun has shone
The stars have twinkled
The clouds have rained
The trees have grown
All together
Make a new life
Scarlett
Please email poems to:

poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

Cheers

Jeanie

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Prompt #13 Laughter Time

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Let’s make children laugh………

Look for the child within you and write from there.

Please send poems to:

poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

And Thankyou James for your wonderful poem set in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle looking at the wedding from a mouse’s perspective.

Cheers

Jeanie

PS I thought this was funny

Prompt #12 Worm Weather

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Continuing on from the Autumn theme here is a picture prompt. At school I lead the garden club and once a week we open up the worm farm for students to see, feed and check on the worms. The students love to do this and learn about the worms and how the worm tea helps the plants grow.

Please send poems to:

poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

A few notes:

The  CJ Dennis Poetry Competition is now open

Check it out at:

http://www.thecjdennissociety.com/

And Refugee Week is coming up from the 17th to the 23rd of June. Here is a link to the site which includes the aims of the week

https://www.refugeeweek.org.au/about/overview/

Maybe a few of you can start thinking about writing on that theme

Thankyou

Cheers

Jeanie

And today’s quote: