It’s almost Valentine’s Day! If you want a quick gift idea that is thoughtful and creative, then here’s a little activity you can try. Write a poem!
Here are three types of poems with instructions how to write them. You pick the type of poem you like best and write one for someone you care about. It could be for a family member, a friend, or even a secret crush . . . shhh! Don’t worry! I won’t tell.
Lyric: a rhyming poem that expresses personal feelings. It can be as many lines as your heart desires. Here’s an example:
Your love holds me tight,
Shining bright like a light.
So thank you, Mom, for being you.
Being your daughter is a dream come true.
Haiku: a Japanese poem that has 17 syllables divided into three lines consisting of 5, 7, and 5 syllables on each line. Here’s an example:
The color purple
Reminds me of an orchid.
It’s pretty like you.
Acrostic: a poem where the first, last, or other letters of each line spells out a word or phrase. The word or phrase can be as long as you like. Here's an example:
Like the way the sun warms my skin,
Our friendship is comforting.
Vividly, I remember our happiest moments
Eating cupcakes and sharing jokes.
You're my best friend for so many reasons.
Obviously, we make the best pair.
Uniquely, being you is perfect.
Now it's your turn. Which type of poem will you write? Leave a Comment with your new poem below. When you’re finished, copy it in a card and send it to the person you wrote it for. Good luck, poets!
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