The sun and the moon at Te Henga Bethells Beach
I recently reviewed Melinda Szymanik’s gorgeous picture book Moon & Sun. I decided I would love to see poems with both the sun and the moon in them. So your April challenge is to write a poem with both sun and moon making an appearance!
Remember this is a challenge to get you playing with what words can do, not a competition. When I read the March poems I could tell you had fun writing them and that you love writing. That matters so much to me. I have loved writing since I was first holding a pencil. The writing has been the most important thing.
Some starting points
Write a sun and moon story in the form of a poem
(your story might be imaginative or realistic)
Use your imagination
Take a photo of the sun and the moon with words
Write about a time you have experienced the sun and moon
Make up a sun and moon fable
Make a word soundscape that celebrates the sun and the moon
Write from the point of view of the sun or moon or both
Hide some fascinating sun and moon facts
Hunt for sun and moon words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs)
Make a list of scintillating sun and moon similes
Try three different endings
Try three different beginnings
Read your poem out loud to check the sound of the lines
Which is your favourite line?
Which is your least favourite line?
Give your poem a title!!
You can illustrate it if you want
Don’t send it to me the minute you finish it – LET
it sit for at least a day and then do another sound
and word check
Deadline: 28th April
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Include: name, age, year, name of school or homeschooled
Don’t forget to put SUN AND MOON POEM in subject line so I don’t miss it
AND I will post some favourites near end of month and have a few books to give away