I'm continuing to have fun with my Spooktober project - writing poems for kids based on a series of Inktober illustrator prompts. You can see the prompt list and the first week of poems here, and the second batch of poems here.
The prompts were aimed at adult illustrators instead of kids, so it's been both challenging and fun to play with them and try to find ways to make words like poison work for a young audience. It's also been fun to play with the various meanings a word can have, and try to subvert preconceived ideas a reader might bring to a poem based on that prompt.
So here are this week's poems - I hope you're having as much spooky fun reading them as I'm having writing them!
This week our host for Poetry Friday is Jama over at Jama's Alphabet Soup. Hop on over to the Poetry Friday post for links to a virtual buffet of poetic goodness!
Elisabeth, you have given your readers another fun batch of poems from your Octobery word list. My favorite today is the extra set of eyes the substitute has.ReplyDelete
Thanks Denise! I thought the teachers among us might like that one.Delete
These are such fun to read. I like the little surprises. They're short but pack a nice wallop. :)ReplyDelete
I really enjoy reading your clever spooky poems, Elisabeth! The witches you can't tell apart are so much fun. You may find you can create a Halloween Anthology with your poems! Kids will love them.ReplyDelete
Janet Clare F.
Thanks for your comment Janet Clare! I'm enjoying writing to a theme. It has me thinking about other possible themes to explore.Delete
Elizabeth, these are such fun! I especially love "Poison." : )ReplyDelete
Thanks Linda! I was a bit stumped by that prompt until my husband mentioned the poisoned apple in Snow White. My first thought after that was "apples and oranges..."Delete
I imagine this entire 'batch' is going to make a wonderful Halloween book for the younger readers, Elisabeth. I love these and you did a 'just-right' one for poison! I also love the surprises you created at each one's end. Well done!ReplyDelete
Thanks Linda! It's been a fun challenge to pursue.Delete
What a fun batch! I love the wit and humor of these, and I love their brevity, too.ReplyDelete
Thanks Laura! I'm enjoying the challenge of packing as much story as possible into such brief poems.Delete
The "disputed airspace" and "Minestrone" were my two favorite surprises!ReplyDelete
Glad you liked them Mary Lee! Minestrone came out of my own hankering to make soup soon ...Delete
These are all delightfully SPOOOOKKKKKKYYYYY! Perfect. I have to say I'm a bit partial to the first two with their creepy sounds.ReplyDelete
Thanks Cathy! I've been trying to play with sounds more in my poetry over the past few months. I'm glad you enjoyed them.Delete
I'll take an orange and some minestrone, please! Great poems. So much fun. Keep going! Almost there.ReplyDelete
Thanks Linda! Now I'm hungry ... ;-)Delete