From Out of the Past: An Easy Form

This morning I was reviewing my current writing assignment.

I had decided to provide examples of many poetic short forms for teachers to use in lessons, even though this will not be not the focus of the publisher’s product.

I wrote the following poem following a word substitution format.

Thinking about the little verse during my revision process, I decided it was too abstract for fifth and sixth graders and replaced it, but it seemed a shame not to share it with someone, so here it is:

Languages: flowing rivers between thoughts

Rivers between flowing thoughts: Languages

Flowing thoughts between languages; rivers

Between languages, thoughts; rivers flowing

Thoughts—rivers; languages flowing between

If you want to write one of your own, use find and replace in Word. Noodle with the results until you get something that pleases you.

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