"Poetry offers mastery of language, and stocks the mind with vivid images and ideas in unforgettable words and phrases." (Poetry Out Loud, 2014)
"Poetry lets us see through the eyes of others, and equips us imaginatively and spiritually to face the joys and challenges of our lives." (Poetry Out Loud, 2014)
Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature's law is wrong it learned to walk with out having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping it's dreams, it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else ever cared.
Students sit in a circle. The first person says one phrase, like “My dog is small.” They can say any phrase they want. Then they pass a “talking stick” to the next child in the circle, who says another phrase. When it gets back to the first person, he or she ends the poem. You can make this more challenging by requiring phrases to rhyme or by doing just one word at a time. You can also record it on an audio recorder and play it back, or write down their poem as they create it.
My super power is....
I am a thunderstorm.....
If my dog could talk.....
If I ran the world....