Sunday, October 2, 2016

Halloween Poetry: Creative, Free-Verse

Halloween poetry captures the essence of Halloween.
It’s silly, creepy, and creative all at once.
I can’t think of a better time than Halloween, to unleash the power of poetry.

Just think of the deliciously awful textures, sounds, similes, and questions you could tap into!  Halloween is...

Tangerine and smoky, whispering and roaring, echoing and clanging, woodsy, pungent, earthy, rough, slippery and slimy, feathery and leathery, bubbling and boiling, furry and sharp, prickly and velvety, squishy and pointy, hairy and fairy…

Spinning, flying, creeping, crawling, thumping, climbing, flickering, smiling…

I’d love to see poems titled:

 Witch, Dracula, Frankenstein, Cauldron, Candy, Bats, Mask, Ghost, Midnight…
The beauty of teaching creative free-verse poetry in October is that, by the time poetry month rolls along in April, your kids will be old salts at poetry.  They’ll be thinking like poets all the time.

You’ll think: what a wonderful world!  And it will all have started on Halloween.

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