Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Common Inspiration--Uncommon Creations.2

Wikimedia Commons Featured Picture by Lilly_M
Another section to explore on Wikimedia Commons is the featured pictures. I found this fire-breather in the category "People."

Here's what I jotted in my writer's notebook throughout the day as I thought about this image:

bad breath
anger (teacher?)
(I like the almost-rhyme of dragon/transformation)
circus act
remember to breathe OUT!
what's the story abt the diamonds vs. frogs and toads out of one's mouth?
fairy tale? superpower?


Shouldn't the dragon
have gotten the fire?
The sword to the prince
and for me, the lyre?

I fear for the princess
'cause I've seen the witch --
she got the better deal 
when it came to this switch!

© 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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