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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Poetry & prose are my reasons for being!

WOW! What a week last week. I have been writing poems and short articles and even working on an instructional strategies book for teaching reading. My new found source of inspiration is Glimmerglass Lake State Park and the marvelous lake (Otsego, NY) that glistens day and night. Next time I go to Glimmerglass Lake I will be sure to have my camera in tow! I feel a poem growing!

I have been connecting with many new websites and poetry forums. The newest are http://poetrydances.ning.com/ and  http://poetswhoblog.blogspot.com/. Additionally I have my first piece of writing published over at Associated Content, Places to Take First Date (Cooperstown, NY). http://www.associatedcontent/ look under valrieaverhoeven. It is first hand narrative and was a lot of fun to write. Here is my url: http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/772376/valrie_verhoeven.html Many thanks goes out to TESS  at (The Heart of Words) as she is the blogger and friend who/where I discovered Associated Content!

Writing to prompts or first line poems is something I have used as a writing strategy for my students. Last week I responded to this one: "The ice is melting on the bay,"

                                          This and other great whales can be viewed here!                 
         Whales Bay
The ice is melting on the bay,
Flooding roaring throughout the day.           
Sea gulls calling soaring low
As chunks of ice no longer slow
Force through the glacier barrier      
An old man at sea the warrier.
Steamships plod and break the ice
Removing all that's within sight.
Vacationers come, the whales return
And from this, we now adjourn.

Poems My Way Valrie (as posted on http://www.poetrydances.ning.com/ 04/01/2010


Looking forward to a productive week and have a wonderful day!

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