Friday, April 7, 2017

Just You Wait: Powerpack Poem 8 - Spring Break To Do List + Poetry Friday

I continue to be inspired by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong's  book, You Just Wait - A Poetry Friday Power Book. Today I am sharing the poem I wrote for the Powerpack 8 prompt, The Shortest School Day Ever (sequence poem): Write a poem with a very strong sequence or time order. You could feature the hours of the day, days of the week, or months of the year - or have a completely different focus, like steps in "how to" do something or driving directions or a slice of history. Being that it is that time of year, my poem is about Spring Break:





















Powerpack Poem 1 is here.
Powerpack Poem 2 is here.
Powerpack Poem 3 is here.
Powerpack Poem 4 is here.
Powerpack Poem 5 is here.
Powerpack Poem 6 is here.
                      Powerpack Poem 7 is here.


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30 comments:

  1. I love these poetry prompts, they're just the push I need to inspire me when I'm feeling burnt out and in need of an imagination refresher.

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    1. Yes, this book has been invaluable as an imagination refresher! Thanks, Jane! =)

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  2. Bridget, this is ADORABLE! And so true! My kids always get bored before the end of a break. And Janet & Sylvia: what marvels! xo

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    1. Thanks, Irene! It is amazing how kid's can't wait to go on vacation and to get back to their routine. And, yes, J&S, are the bomb. =)

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  3. Spring break brings such anticipation, then winding down, the yearning for the regular. You wrote it just right, Bridget! Congrats on the progress of your campaign, too!

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    1. Thank you on multiple levels, Linda! You are a gem. =)

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  4. I love that to-do list for spring break. Sounds like a great plan--and I love how you capture the changing perceptions through the week.

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    1. Sometimes one must plan our relaxation time, but too much of a good thing gets boring. Thanks for stopping by, Kay! =)

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  5. I love all of the books by these incredible authors. I gave this one as a gift to my son's teacher. She was super excited to use it!

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    1. Yay, I am glad these books are being utilized by teachers and students. So much inspiration for poets of any age and experience level. =)

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  6. Great little poem, Bridget, in so few words.

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    1. Thanks, Kat! Sometimes the fewer the words the better...especially when you are on vacation. =)

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  7. Bridget -- You've given me strength to get through four more days until our break begins on Friday. Many thanks for the gas-tank-top-off! I recently discovered the Power Packs and am loving them. Cheers!

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    1. You can do it - just think of playing with the cat! Powerpacks are great when you need a little extra push and guidance to get you writing.

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  8. I love a poem where the reader immediately recognizes herself!

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    1. Thank you, Diane! Sometimes we think we want one thing, when in fact it maybe something else (like the structure of school)

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  9. Awesome!
    My kids have three different spring breaks -- we're on our last one now. Not a ton of antsy-ness among this crowd, but maybe they needed a heaping helping of R&R!

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    1. Thank you, Tabatha! Wow, three different spring breaks can be a logistical nightmare, but at the same time nice for each to have 'their' week. Yeah, my youngest needed her R&R this year. =)

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  10. Ha! I love your poem....and I'm off to show my HS sophomore. Her first goal on spring break is to sleep late too. Great idea and execution of it!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! Yes, sleeping late is an admirable goal - even on Saturdays! I love that you share PF poetry with your kids, I do too. =)

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  11. A list poem my kids could get behind, except the ready for school part. If only school started later in the day, then they could get behind it. Morning always starts too early in my house.

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    1. Yes, Brenda, if only morning could start somewhere close to noon. I'd be on board with that. Hee-hee! =)

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  12. LOVE your to-do list poem! You are the master of brevity!

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    1. Thank you, Mary Lee! Brevity is how I look for levity. Goodness knows we need levity. =)

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  13. Thanks for making me smile! Well done!

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    1. You're welcome, Keri! Thank you for finding my poem humorous. I appreciate your kind words. =)

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  14. What a fun poem! I especially love "stay low key," which is my plan for the week!

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    1. Thanks, Catherine! Yes, 'stay low key' is important to a successful break - enjoy! =)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Kara! Depending on the cat, this may be a dangerous part of the Spring Break plan. =)

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