Archive for October 15th, 2020

This Photo wants to be a Poem

This is the first week of the National Writing Project’s Write Out, running from Oct. 11th through 25th. Teaching virtual gifted enrichment, this “writing marathon” gave me days of writing prompts. Yesterday we watched a video prompt from Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks.

Ranger Makenzie asked us to write about what trees may say to each other. Rylee, 3rd grade, wrote this adorable little story.

I played around with a Zeno poem and posted this on Twitter:

Sometimes the universe is speaking to me. I went onto Instagram last night and saw Christina Nosek’s photo of a sequoia tree in Palo Alto, California.

Please join me in offering a #smallpoem in response to this amazing tree. Post in the comments. On Twitter or Instagram, use the hashtags #ThisPhotoWantstobeaPoem, #poeticdiversion, and #writeout. Tag me, @MargaretGSimon and Christina, @ChristinaNosek.

Marvelous giant
Canopy of protection
Messenger of peace

Margaret Simon, draft haiku

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