Metaphor Dice Poetry: Playing with Poetry #playingwithpoetryNPM 25/30

This month, I’m tagging along with ChristieMargaretJoneMary Lee, and other writers to play with poetry for National Poetry Writing Month. I’ll be creating poems using haikubes, metaphor dice, magnet poetry, paint chips and anything else that catches my fancy.

Today, metaphor dice poetry meets equation poetry (metaphor dice + equations = poem). This mash-up idea came from following a trail left by Christie who was inspired to write an equation poem after reading and sharing Laurie Purdie Salas’s book of equation poems. Laurie created a padlet for writers to share their equation poems, and I saw a couple of examples Margaret shared where her students had created equation poems from the words on the metaphor dice. This gave me an idea to play with for today, and believe me, when you’ve written 25 poems in 25 days, you are grateful for a new idea. Any words that I could put into an equation were fair game–no rules today for using one dice of each color or anything like that. Here are a few I came up with (and for animal, feel free to substitute CAT):

last-minute + quiz = curveball

hope + victory = trophy

poetry – hope = sad

zoo + wedding gown = sideshow

animal + home = blessing

the future – hope = reluctant

small town + midnight = silent

animal + love = wonder

silent + songbird = impossible

my heart – animal = broken






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