Friday, November 8, 2013

MyPoPerDayMo catch up

Daisy hit 12,000 words on Wednesday and continues her quest to write 50,000 words in a month.  Speed challenges seem to helping her--she races against a friend for 5 or 10 minutes (not that she's competitive at all).  I just don't think that strategy is going to work for me, even if there were another poet who wanted to race me...

6.  Live Rock Show

I found a little rock
white with fuzzy green
I'm going to leave it out
in the rain so it can grow

(did you know
my brother is 14 and
my dad is 23 and
my mom is 13?
and I weigh 51 and
my little sister's catching up
and she weighs 62)

Some rocks are very small
but also rocks are big
or even huge like cars
I'm going to give it water

and watch my rock grow

7.  Watercolor Cinquain

why would
I put this paint
on the paper when I can
dip and dunk and swish it in the

8. Swimmy Does Math

This greedy tuna is
Greater Than.
See its ziggity zaggety teeth
waiting to chomp that big fat nine.

This hungry tuna is
Less Than.
See its beady greedy eye
searching for the juicy round eight.

Look at skinny little one.
He gets away!

HM 2013 drafts
The roundup today is with Diane at Random Noodling.  Yee-ha!


  1. Heidi - I loved reading these! I hope you're reading them to your students. Swimmy could be a whole math picture book of his own. Just the sweet spot you hit...lovely! Thank you for letting us be a part of it. See you soooooon!! xo, a.

  2. The cinquain is perfect! It's more than a counting of syllables, it's unforced and logical. And true.

  3. Heidi,
    Hats off to you! You have bravely taken on a big challenge.
    I love the cinquian and the swimmy math.

  4. Well, glad you're not racing the clock! Thanks for sharing your poems-in-progress.

    The Watercolor Cinquain is wonderful - I love how you are so in tune with those "now" moments, those "first time" moments so fresh for your students; you make them fresh again for us!

  5. I am enjoying watching your Poes grow. You just get better and better. These little verses hold a tiny child's mind inside. Your voice is real and true. Thanks for sharing.

  6. #5 is my favorite, although it does it's job and makes me tired.


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