I couldn’t think of a better person to kick things off than children’s poet (and my dear friend) Irene Latham.
Irene’s poetry prompt is: The Language of Water
“How does water speak? What does a lake, river, waterfall, etc. say? Use onomatopoeia (words with water sounds, like splash, sprinkle, drizzle, spray…) and/or dialogue to imagine a conversation with water.”
Get your pencils sharpened and your typing fingers warmed up. Your task is to draft a piece of writing about the language of water before the end of the day tomorrow, Monday, March 23, 2020.
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.
Irene Latham’s latest book is Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes and Anecdotes from A to Z, with Charles Waters, illus. by Mehrdokht Amini, published by Lerner. You can find out more about Irene’s books her website.
#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.