Children’s poet and school librarian Linda Mitchell is sharing the writing prompt today.
Linda’s poetry prompt is a Found Haiku using Wonderopolis
You may have tried writing a haiku before. (Check out children’s poet Kenn Nesbitt’s haiku instructions here.) But today’s haiku challenge has an extra layer: Create your haiku from words you find in a Wonderopolis article about water.
Linda has provided some printables for us to use as we construct our poems.
Your task is to draft a found haiku about water before the end of the day tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. If you’re not in the mood for haiku, any found poem using words taken from a water-related article is a good alternative.
What exactly is a found poem? Find out at Facing History.
If you’re doing the #WaterPoemProject with a group, be sure to share or post your rough draft, read other people’s poems, and cheer for their efforts. Or leave your poem here, in the comments.
Linda Mitchell is a family girl, middle school librarian (public school), creative, curious, geeky and loves to learn! Her weekly Poetry Friday posts can be found at A Word Edgewise: A Word Edgewise.
#WaterPoemProject Series Posts:
Prompt 1: Irene Latham, The Language of Water
Prompt 2: Elizabeth Steinglass, What Would a Raindrop Say?
Prompt 3: Linda Mitchell, Found Haiku
Prompt 4: Shari Green, Fogbow Fibonacci
Prompt 5: Margaret Simon, The Taste of Water
Prompt 6: Heather Meloche, The Shape of a Wave
Prompt 7: Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, A Water Memory
Prompt 8: Laura Shovan, Rainy Day Opposites
Prompt 9: Kathryn Apel, Silly Solage
Prompt 10: Buffy Silverman, A Watery Home
Prompt 11: Kara Laughlin, Frozen Fog
Prompt 12: Debbie Levy, Jump into a Limerick
Prompt 13: Joy McCullough, What Are Water Bears?
Prompt 14: Linda Baie, Frozen Water Skinny
Prompt 15: Chris Baron, The Hidden World of Water
Prompt 16: Michelle Heidenrich Barnes, Water Wordplay
Prompt 17: Susan Tan, The Sound of Water
Prompt 18: Mike Grosso, Waterplay!
Prompt 19: R. L. Toalson, Wishing Well
Prompt 20: Margarita Engle, Ode to the Shore
Prompt 21: Faye McCray, Poem in a Bubble
Prompt 22: Meg Eden, Surprising Connections
Please support the #WaterPoemProject authors by buying their books from your favorite independent bookstore.