Category Archives: Poetry

Friday’s Thought of the Day

Last night on the sports channel

I watched the rodeo.

Those cowboys have it right;

the best and the beauty of it.

You cannot win, so you ride

for as long as you can and enjoy it.

When you dismount,

whether it be on your own or not,

it won’t look pretty. You’ll limp off.

But you’ll feel good; your heart

will be pounding like it never has,

and walking away, one crazy step

after another, your ears will ring

with the loud approval

of those who never felt so good.

~ Louis McKee

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Haikuesday

Today’s Haikuesday is a poem by one of our own students! William in 2JT penned this autumn haiku:

autumn haikuHave you written a haiku that you’re really proud of? Send it our way!

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Haikuesday

Pine tree invites me

to climb him up to the sky.

How can I refuse?

~ Bob Raczka, Guyku

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More Book Spine Poetry

Here are some more fabulous Book Spine Poems from the Grade 6s (and a few by a certain Teacher Librarian…)

Enjoy!

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Spine Language 2014

Today rang in the 2014 edition of a Library favourite: Book Spine Poetry! Inspired by Travis Jonker at 100 Scope Notes, the Grade 6 boys try their hand at creating poems out of stacked books.

This lesson follows a now-familiar pattern:

Ms Walker: Today, we’re going to write poetry! (This spells doom in many a boy’s heart)

Boys: GROAN MOAN ROLL EYES YAWN SCREAM DESPAIR

Ms. Walker: But we’re not going to use pencils or paper – and you don’t actually need to write anything!

After a couple of minutes’ worth of introduction, some samples both IRL and online, they’re off, enthusiastically scanning the shelves and piling books with reckless abandon. It’s priceless.

Here’s a small sample of some of their poems!

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Haikuesday

Won’t you take me to
per-pet-u-a-lly funky
place called “Funkytown.”

-from the song “Funkytown” (1979) by Lipps, Inc.*

*this was found on an amazing blog called http://songsinhaiku.blogspot.ca/ which finds song lyrics that just also happen to be in the form of haiku.

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More Spine Poetry!

Check out what another Grade 6 class created yesterday!

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