Poetry Mad-Libs

June 14, 2006 @ 4:06 am | Filed under:

George Ella Lyons wrote a poem about the things that shape a person, the events and images and words that cohere to create a sense of place. “I am from the dirt under the black porch./ (Black, glistening,/ it tasted like beets.)” The poem has become a meme; you may have seen examples here and there.

Now Loni, one of my fellow ClubMom Bloggers, is sponsoring a contest: Write your own version of the “I Am From” poem—or have your kid write one—and post it on your blog. Send Loni the link and she’ll enter you in her contest. She’s offering actual prizes!

The template is here and the contest rules are here. The deadline is June 21st. Hey Agnes, this one has your name written all over it!


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    Becky says:

    I had the same thought (about the template as classy mad libs) when I first read about the exercise at Writing & Living; her version was beautiful. Though I have to admit it’s been such a busy month since I discovered them that we haven’t made too much headway in the project since I first blogged about it lol. Might be time to start, though we’re not too good with others’ deadlines at the moment!