~Poem by Bette A. Stevens © January 1, 2013~
The Ice Crystal Robe
glistening diamond ropes
embellish bare arms.
Her ice crystal robe
disappears by mid-morning.
Lilac stands naked.
The most famous sandwich in New England is a lobster roll. What can you say about a lobster roll? After all, it is just a sandwich served on what most people would call a hotdog or frankfurter bun. But what a sandwich it is! It consists of succulent, sweet lobster meat barely dressed with mayonnaise and served on a buttered and toasted "New England style" hotdog roll.
Spending a holiday in the state of Maine is on the bucket list of many people. Ask the place they most want to visit and the answer probably will be Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.
What is the draw that has so many of us wanting to spend time in one of Maine's top destinations? In the 1800's, American's wealthiest families spent time in this beautiful spot...the Astors, Carnegies, Fords, Morgans, Rockefellers and Vanderbilts.
by Bette A. Stevens
As a nature lover, teacher, reader and writer I often took my class on nature walks with clipboards, pencils and plenty of paper in hand. A great, creative writing project to do with the grandkids! Goal: each person finds something interesting and inspiring. It might be a flower, a tree, an insect. Subjects in the great outdoors are unlimited. Take notes, usually a list, word web or other diagram about one or two of the most interesting things you’ve observed. Then, write a poem about what you’ve selected and illustrate your poem. Haiku (three lines: 5-7-5 syllables) is one of my favorites for creating quick word snapshots that kids really enjoy writing. Talk to the kids about similes, metaphors and other figurative language. Have an example on hand to model and share with the kids. With illustrated poems in hand, take another nature walk. Find an outdoor theatre (under the shade of a tree in the backyard or playground ). You might even choose to take a walking field trip to a nearby park. Bring a lunch or snack and enjoy a “Poetry Party,” where everyone gets to perform! All of my life, I’ve been inspired by the beauty and wonder in the world around me. A camping trip with my family to Moosehead Lake in Greenville, Maine www.mooseheadlake.org/ inspired me to write this word snapshot, and, of course, I had fun illustrating it, too.
This was one of my classroom “shares.”
Writing Haiku or any short form of poetry is a great, creative family or classroom activity that’s fun for everyone! Demonstrate your poems and have your own party. As a bonus, you’ve got personal posters for rooms, bulletin boards or scrapbooks!
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