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Note

Let’s think about a very interesting word: note.

Ready to roll? All you need to do is…

  • Write a new post on your iblog in response to the prompt.

Need more ideas? Not sure what to write around Note? We’re here to help:

  • Today’s the day you start a diary. Take note of how you’re feeling. As Natalie Goldberg says in her book, Writing Down the Bones, “We are important and our lives are important, magnificent really, and their details are worthy to be recorded. This is how writers must think, this is how we must sit down with pen in hand. Remember: magnificent, really.
  • Are you self-isolating? Write a note to each person you’re sharing physical space with. Hide that note in a place you’ll know they’ll find it.
  • Poets, put your superpower of observation to work. Look out your window and take note of the first thing you see. It could be the tree across the street. A small bird landing on the ground in search of food. It could be a street sign, a brick building, or maybe an open field. Now, write a poem from the perspective of this inanimate object. How does it feel? What does it think?
  • Artists: put yourself in place where you slept as a child. Take note of everything you can remember. What did it look like? Smell like? Feel like? Render this space from memory in the medium of your choice.
  • Composers: put together an eight-bar melody using only dotted quarter notes and eighth notes.

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Create a Visual of Your Favorite Poems

Create a visual (canva or prezi) that captures the essence of some (3-5) of your favorite poems. Your work should contain appropriate visuals, brief quotations from the poem, and personal commentary that reflects your own perspective.

Use poems you’ve already studied, or discover more from poets.org:

Breakups and Heartbreak: Poems for Teens

Family: Poems for Teens

Gender and Sexuality: Poems for Teens

Grief and Loss: Poems for Teens

Heritage and Identity: Poems for Teens

Love and Relationships: Poems for Teens

Mental Health: Poems for Teens

Politics and Social Justice: Poems for Teens

Self: Poems for Teens