Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Common Inspiration--Uncommon Creations.17

By exfordy (Brian Snelson) via Wikimedia Commons


It's a crazy life --
I'm stuck in a zoo.
What else can I do --
I'll laugh!

It's a crazy life --
I have no real choice, but
I've still got my voice, so
I'll laugh!

It's a crazy life -- 
I can't spread my wings,
I've no freedom: that stings.
I laugh?

It's a crazy life --
look me right in the eye.
Can't you see that I cry?
It's no laugh.

©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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