Monday, April 1, 2013

Common Inspiration--Uncommon Creations.1

Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year for 2012 by Pierre Dalous

EUROPEAN BEE-EATER (Merops apiaster)

Black beak, red eye
Toss gift into the sky

eat bees minus sting

Stained glass patches
Glowing feather swatches

Tunnel nester
Merops apiaster

© Mary Lee Hahn, 2013

The theme of my 2013 National Poetry Month Project is 

"Common Inspiration--Uncommon Creations."

Each day in April, I will feature media from the Wikimedia Commons("a database of 16,565,065 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute") along with bits and pieces of my brainstorming and both unfinished and finished poems.

I will be using the media to inspire my poetry, but I am going to invite my students to use my daily media picks to inspire any original creation: poems, stories, comics, music, videos, sculptures, drawings...anything!

You are invited to join the fun, too! Leave a link to your creation in the comments and I'll add it to that day's post. I'll add pictures of my students' work throughout the month as well.

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