You guys know Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ Ditty of the Month Challenge, right? Where a poet issues a challenge based on a topic or form or writing process? (My challenge was water poems–last year.) This month, Michelle spotlighted fabulous poet Nikki Grimes, who issued a challenge to turn a word INTO a poem with wordplay. I gave it a doodly-do and wrote a a poem about a blanket–both the word and the object. You can check out my blanket poem here. It’s always a blast to try something new. I don’t think I’d ever tried a poem based on describing a word itself. The poem I shared is a second draft–I might play with it more some time. Or, more likely, I’ll pick another word to try.
All this month, fantastic wordplay poems have been shared over at Today’s Little Ditty! So if you stop by to read my blanket poem, make sure to stay and browse a while:>)