Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Common Inspiration--Uncommon Creations.16

via Wikimedia Commons


I've been climbing fences
(and being hurt by them)
since I was a kid.

Broke my arm on one.
Snagged my right knee on barbed wire.
I have the scar to show for it.

I don't much like fences.

©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!

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