Thursday, April 05, 2007

I used to ... But now ...

iusedtobe.jpgPoetry warm up. Alternate these lines:

I used to ...
But now ...

Here's some examples of children's poems from the book. Children are free of preconceived notions about what they're "supposed to" write :-)
I used to be a fish
But now I'm a nurse

I used to be a rose
But now I'm a leaf

I used to be a design
But now I'm a tree

I used to have a baby
But now he's a dog
From Wishes, Lies, and Dreams: Teaching children to write poetry by Kenneth Koch.

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