Poetry #2

In grade 4 you also do Poetry.
Poetry is a fun way of writing for me.
I usually like to rhyme,
Once I did it about time!
My favourite author is Shel Sileverstein,
Because he doesn’t usually rhyme,
But he is definitely funny!
Like a singing bunny!
I also like to write Haiku.
I like haiku because it is only 3 lines and it always gives a definition of you.
That is my poetry poem!

I hope you enjoyed my poetry poem! Now I am going to tell you more kinds of poetry that I like.
My favourite kind of poetry of all times is Free Verse. I like it because you can do whatever you want and there are no rules. I usually do Free Verse when I feel impatient or bored. I also really like writing poetry by just looking at a picture that gives you ideas to write about.

Some people think that poetry HAS to rhyme, but the truth is, it doesn’t at all! The only rule to make a piece of writing poetry is that it has to stay on 1 topic. Here is an example:

Lava Lamp

The hypnotizing bubbles,
Take turns competing,
To beat the water.

Although that was a Haiku it stayed on 1 topic and it didn’t rhyme! When you write poetry it doesn’t have to make sense it just has to make the reader play the movie in their mind.
Thanks for reading!

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13 thoughts on “Poetry #2

  1. I really liked the Lava Lamp poem. Very neat.

    I wrote a poem last year … it was called “Credo of the Collaboration Canoe”

    I am not intermittent nor ephemeral for I travel on ubiquitous source.

    ‘Hope springs eternal’ you say?

    Aye, this rivulet does meander with hope but ’tis crowded by dangling bystanders.

    Low hanging fruit, I say, but there they remain perched and private.

    Why so rigid Oak? Don’t you perennially flower?

    Is it my canoe that frightens your existence?

    You need not be fearful for we are aided by the youthful, the old, the mature and the rejuvenated.

    Was it Marc who scared you off? Don’t fret Oak, be strong like you are. Simply soften your stance.

    This water ought to breathe life into the stoic giants who oversee hierarchy.

    Oh Sequoia! You loom large. I paddle by yet your cones, so keen, remain shackled.

    Size matters not. Magnitude is measured by empowerment, by empathy.

    Ornamental sure, but your impact is not beatific. Your new ‘husband’ should be wirerarchy.

    I am upriver, seeking the source. Buoyed by Archimedes I scan for riverbank hebetude.

    Why so dull and lethargic Pine and Birch? Your boredom spills over for all to see.

    You consume the source for you presume its omnipresence will be in perpetuity.

    Daft! Lurking over this stream is but one half of your purpose. Please read ‘The Giving Tree’.

    Oh Arbutus, in the shadow of organizational arbores, it is you who unconditionally gives back.

    The Salish, perhaps the true captains of the canoe, were mesmerized by your demeanor.

    Without hesitation, without question. You are the provider of medicine, open-minded & tolerant.

    Teach those along this tributary to act as you do; selfless, reciprocal, symbiotic.

    My canoe, it strengthens. Whispers of community lie downstream.

    For the flow of this brook is invisible and it undulates, but it gains speed.

    And you, aside from Arbutus, what shall you do?

    Will you encourage my canoe to collaborate, to create, to cultivate?

    1. That’s a very net resting poem dad! I like how it’s sort of about trees! I like the part that says “Why so dull and lethargic Pine and Birch? Your boredom spills over for all to see.”

  2. I’m at a loss for words this time around…perhaps because poetry was never really my cup of soup! Glad to see that you enjoy it, Claire…and that your Dad does too, right?

  3. Congratulations on creating such a fine poem Claire, I look forward to reading many more.

    Lots of love Granddad x

  4. Shel Silverstein is the best, isn’t he? Look up the poem ‘Warning’ it’s one of my favourites. Do you have a favourite of his?

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