Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Zip Odes

April is poetry month. This month I will be crafting and sharing original poems. Often, these poems will be messy and early drafts. Many of us are sharing our poems on twitter using the hashtag, #digipoetry. We hope you join us!

I discovered a cool new kind of poetry called Zip Odes. This form uses a zip code. Each line has that many words. The poem is usually about that place. If a zip code has a zero…no words for that line. Here’s my zip code from my hometown Springfield, MA….01118 and my Zip Ode:
Childhood
home
where
I grew up and learned who I was!
I learned about Zip Odes from my friend, TaramSmith on her blog. Today I am going to ask my students to write zip odes...about themselves, for characters in their books, the possibilities are endless. What will your zip ode say?!?!

5 comments:

  1. Mine: https://notegraphy.com/dogtrax/note/1684993
    Kevin

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  2. Nice! Such fun to write...I hope you share your kids' zip odes, Michelle.

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  3. Michelle,
    I loved these when I saw them on Tara's blog. I'm going to have to give one a try before the month is over. 01118 sounds like a special place.

    Cathy

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  4. 36744

    Big Victorian houses,
    Gingerbread decorations looking like fancy lace,
    Stained glass windows sparkling like glittering jewels,
    Stand like prim ladies,
    Dressed up for tea.

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  5. Love this! I have been out of commission lately and need to get some more poetry written before the month is over. This is an excellent idea. I am off to see Tara's post. thanks for the idea.

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