Today we are creating poetry. I absolutely love poetry. I know that is a little nerdy to admit. I also know it can be rather intimidating to attempt to write or that I sometimes feel my writing doesn't exactly say what I want it to. So my idea today uses another's writing to create our own poetry. It's not a sonnet (or even a limerick for that matter), but it's still pretty fun.
First I found a newspaper article. The topic really doesn't matter. As you can see from the photo, my article is about rock climbing.
Next, I circled words and phrases that I liked. In my case, I'm talking about Nate. (I circled in pencil first, but you couldn't see that in a photograph. Go for it in pen if you're a rebel like that.)
Finally, once I had circled all of the words and phrases I wanted to use, I took a marker and crossed out the rest of the text. It would be cool to black it out even more, but my Sharpie was low on ink as it was.
Here is what my poem says:
longing for You
It's like a disease takes hold
abundance of strength
trying really hard
Completely fun and completely stress free. And one more thing: you could also cut phrases and words out of magazines. That would be more colorful and give you more freedom of expression. Ready, set,
project adapted from Newspaper Blackout project.