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Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
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Finding Poems in Moments of Surprise - And a Giveaway!
Mini Monster and Sarah Photo by Amy LV Students - Sometimes as I go through my day, I notice something curious. Yesterday, I looked at the couch and saw Mini and Sarah...sharing!  These two are not exactly pals, so it was a small ah-ha! moment for me, a bri...

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Love Repeat Love Repeat Love Repeat
I Love Granny Square Afghans (I buy them at thrift stores...) Photo by Amy LV Students - Valentine's Day, the holiday of love, is just around the corner.  And today's poem is a celebration of love.  The other afternoon, I was walking with my husband, and I ...

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Voices of Refugees: A Free Verse Poetry Peek
this girl you see by Amy LV Students - Sometimes I write about the news and pictures I see in the news.  I am often aware of the fact that while I happened to be born free and safe, this is not the case for many people, including many children. When I think...

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Today at The Poem Farm...
...a poem about the wall.
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It's OK to Make Mistakes & It's OK to Write About Them
An Unnecessary Boundary by Amy LV Students - This poem is about long car trips, and it is about making lines, and it is about being sorry and it is about admitting mistakes.  Have you ever done anything that you've later regretted? I sure have. Sometimes wr...

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Personification and Poems and Woodstoves and Joy
Tonight's Fire Photo by Amy LV Students - Today's poem is about how I think poems might feel...if poems could feel. If a poem could talk, it would offer to be your friend. And it would offer to be my friend.  It would offer to be everybody's friend.  And it...

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Today at The Poem Farm, a cactus poem and the story of how it came to be....Process stories help writers think about our own thinking... xx

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What to Write? Assign Yourself an Idea and Structure!
Thinking Cactus by Amy LV    Students - For this week's poem, I knew that I write a poem following the meter of someone else's poem.  But as of yesterday, I had not yet chosen which poem.  Nor had I chosen an idea. I decided to force myself to find an idea ...

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Finding Questions and Wonders with Jeannine Atkins
Winter Chickadee Photo by Amy LV Students - Today's poem came from my own wonders about migrating birds ( How do they KNOW? ) and from the birds we see in our yard each winter. Today I share a questioning nature poem - from Chickadee's point of view - in ho...

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Gingerbread Doves: Funny Family Stories Make Good Poems
Two Girls Decorate Gingerbread Doves at Grandma's House Photo by Amy LV Students - Today's poem sprouted from something that happened last weekend.  I don't even need to tell you what happened because the poem and the photograph above tell the whole story. ...
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