I’m so pleased that educator and Poetry Friday Linda Baie is in charge of today’s writing prompt. Linda and I have known each other for many years, but didn’t meet in person until this past February, when I visited Denver, Colorado.
Linda’s poetry prompt is: Hurrah for Frozen Water!
Linda has a model Skinny for us to check out:
Sometimes an Oreo –
fight for the last one
Linda Baie ©
Linda says, “I love writing Skinny poems because they can deliver images and feelings with a few words. If you want to share about something you love whether it’s food or something in nature or a special person, a Skinny will let you ‘show’ that love in a burst of a picture, especially meaningful from you!”
Brrr! Are you ready to write about frozen water, poets? Draft a Skinny about frozen water by the end of the day tomorrow, Sunday, April 5, 2020. Alternate prompts — write a Skinny on any water-related topic.
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 is a former middle-school teacher and literacy coach at a gifted school in Denver. She blogs at TeacherDance where she shares her own poetry and by others, also reviews children’s and young adult books. She now is the volunteer coordinator at a local used bookstore that is entirely run by volunteers.
#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.