Phone Number Poetry: Please Come Spring!
I have enjoyed reading a variety of poetry slices posted this month during the March Slice of Life Challenge. So far I have tried two new formats: the ABC poem, and the book spine poem. Today I take on the challenge of writing a phone number poem. In 59 Reasons to Write; Minilessons, Prompts, and Inspiration for Teachers, Kate Messner explains that in order to write this type of poem, first you need to think of a theme and then write your phone number down the side of the page (For privacy purposes, I deleted my numbers. Note: There are some zeroes in my number). Begin writing the poem, adding the same number of words as represented by that part of your telephone number. 0 is a wild card so you can write as many words on that line as you'd like.
I am in serious need of some spring, so I decided to write on my longing for the season of winter to be over with!
Please Come Spring!
|Photo of daffodils taken exactly one year ago! |
Where are they?
The shoots are stuck underground, buried in snow.
Waiting to defrost...
I need you.
I crave your warmth and sunshine.
I dream of sweet green grass.
I yearn for forsythia blossoms.
Oh spring, please return!