Tuesday, April 15, 2008


citysnowmenFor today's poetry warm up begin with:

If I were ______ I would ______.

Then either continue that pattern with different speculations or start each line with "I would" to expand on the original speculation.

Here's an example from the book that was prompted by the more specific "If I were snow ..." (so you don't need to begin with the same object for yours, but can if you want!)
If I were snow I would fill up the streets.
If I were snow I would also freeze my brother.
If I were snow I would be mean and nice.
If I were snow and I saw somebody eating something very hot I would cool it for him.
From Wishes, Lies, and Dreams: Teaching children to write poetry by Kenneth Koch.
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