#clpoettag #clmooc @kd0602 http://t.co/Pa7XYejhHn pic.twitter.com/Ovpfl2aHeG
— Sheri Edwards (@grammasheri) July 1, 2014
I rested under the scrub elm tree, one whose shade everyone tries to park under. A cool breeze gently flowed through the elm leaves, refreshing me from the warmth of the morning. A small songbird flitted from tree to tree, singing to each person, returning to each spot as if she were a messenger, reminding us to remember this day. I captured her song in a Vine:
Little songbird chirps softly a wish that we cherish this day. https://t.co/DFnH8K1Or8
— Sheri Edwards (@grammasheri) June 30, 2014
Then I remembered it was Game Week at #clmooc . As a sixth grade teacher years ago, my students and I made stapled small pads of slips of paper in class — about 2 1/2 inches by 4 inches — that would fit in our pockets so we could capture the phrases we said or considered that could be great lines in a story or poem. With today’s technology, this would now be so easy to create and share.
So I snapped my picture:
A gentle breeze
soothes the summer heat
and songbirds chirp a wish
that we cherish this day.
And combined both into Visual Poetry
And now I notice that I should drop the “day.” But we’re looking for the snippet of the scene, a memory of the moment, captured to save for revision and adaption on another day.
I sent out an invitation tweet to #poetrytag, not realizing that hashtag is already taken, so I’ve chosen #clpoettag #clmooc for this Poetry Tag.
1. When a phrase strikes you, tweet it out to #clpoettag #clmooc
2. If desired, make it pretty or add a picture, though not required
3. If you notice the tag, reply with your own phrase, including hashtags #clpoettag #clmooc
4. Optional: tag someone with your post and that person must either:
a. reply with an image to match within one day
b. reply with a new phrase within in one day
5. On Thursdays, see what thunder we have worked with words — Options:
a) gather a few lines of each entry and post a poem with credits
b) work with one of the participants to create a poem together, incorporating each participants’ lines and post with credits
c) post means to post the poem to twitter — make it an image [screen shot or other visual]
6. Change any rules as desired to keep the connected learning poetry tag game alive.
I wonder if we should start a google slideshow for step five  We’ll see what happens on Thursday.
soothes the songbird
while I wallow in the dead calm
waiting for someone to come
and turn the pages on my book
so I can sip my iced tea in
(I will move this poem along, following your game)
Thanks, Kevin! That was such fun, and it’s still moving on. Storify at: https://storify.com/grammasheri/poetry-tag and Notegraphy at: https://notegraphy.com/explore/tags/clpoettag I’m going to update the post with our hack with notegraphy, and add a suggestion by Sue Waters. I’m loving the wordplay, each poem another extension, shifting paradigms!