Josh raised a question about your poetry assignment. What should you write your original poem about? If you’ve already completed the poem, don’t worry about changing it. If you’re stuck and can’t think of anything to write about, here are some ideas to get you started:

– Nature: Observe water, animals, trees, the sky, etc., and work on describing what you see. How can you describe God’s creation in a way that captures the glory of the creation? What is unique about what your observing?

– Poetry: Write a poem about poetry. Why do we study poetry? What does poetry attempt to communicate?

– Food: Observe food; how it tastes, how it decays, how if functions in the world, a specific meal you enjoy, etc.

– Narrative: Write a poem in the style of the Wordsworth poem by telling a story about something mundane.

Whatever you do, make sure you HAVE YOUR OWN VOICE. Don’t try to sound like someone else. Spend time thinking about what you want to say before you write the poem. Have fun with this!

Mr. Oldacre