Here is the butterfly challenge I posted at the start of the month:
Let’s brighten up the chilly bite of July with butterfly poems.
I will read them all near the end of the month, post some favourites on July 31st and have a book for at least one poet.
Some writing tips
collect a big bunch of butterfly words before you start writing (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs) and a bouquet of similes
try writing a poem using no more than 16 words or so
use your senses to bring the butterfly alive
strong detail can shine
use a fascinating fact as a starting point
tell a little poem butterfly story
use a real experience
make a butterfly poem that looks or moves like a butterfly
read your poem to someone before you send it to me – what will make it even better?
deadline: July 30th
send to: email@example.com
include: your name, age, year, school
essential: put butterfly poem in subject line so I don’t miss it