The last poetry in the classroom entry was a thematic list of books on poetry for kids. In it I included the book Fly With Poetry: An ABC of Poetry, written and illustrated by Avis Harley. I love this book because it often gives me inspiration when I want to try my hand at writing in different forms. This week I want to try rhopalic verse. Here's how Avis defines it.
Rhopalic Verse: (from Greek "rhopalon"--a club which is thicker at one end)Here is an example.
Lines in which each successive word has one syllable more than the one before it.
So, your challenge is to write a rhopalic verse. Leave me a note about your poem and I'll post the results later this week.
Small spiders filigree
the garden greenery
with silken precision. Delicately, definitively,
they network tapestries
than morning's glorious
Poem ©Avis Harley. All rights reserved.