|Wikimedia Commons Featured Picture by Lilly_M|
Here's what I jotted in my writer's notebook throughout the day as I thought about this image:
(I like the almost-rhyme of dragon/transformation)
remember to breathe OUT!
what's the story abt the diamonds vs. frogs and toads out of one's mouth?
fairy tale? superpower?
And here's the beginning of a draft of a poem inspired by the fire-breather:
FAIRY TALE MIX-UP
Shouldn't the dragon
have gotten the fire?
The sword to the prince
and for me, the lyre?
I fear for the princess
'cause I've seen the witch
DRAFT © Mary Lee Hahn, 2013
If you have a minute, go back to yesterday's post and check out the TWO poems Carol Wilcox wrote! Cathy Mere left a quickie in the comments that I moved up into the post, too.
If you make a fire-breather creation, let me know and I'll include it in today's post!
From Kevin at Kevin's Meandering Mind:
as imagination runs amok
inside my mind
even as the outside calm exterior of my eyes
permeates what others think they know of me
something else altogether begins to spark
© Kevin Hodgson, 2013
From Linda at TeacherDance:
I'm sorry to have responded
so heatedly to your game.
I never meant to sear you
with my blast of words aflame.
© Linda Baie, 2013
From Carol at Carol's Corner:
Katie (Archaeofrog Photography) wrote a book spine poem inspired by this image:
Knights of the kitchen table,
How to train your dragon:
Out of darkness ...
The fire within =
Out of the dust &
The City of Ember.
Absolutely Normal Chaos.
Dragons don't cook pizza.
Each day in April, I will feature media from the Wikimedia Commons ("a database of 16,565,065 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute") along with bits and pieces of my brainstorming and both unfinished and finished poems.
I will be using the media to inspire my poetry, but I am going to invite my students to use my daily media picks to inspire any original creation: poems, stories, comics, music, videos, sculptures, drawings...anything!
You are invited to join the fun, too! Leave a link to your creation in the comments and I'll add it to that day's post. I'll add pictures of my students' work throughout the month as well.