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I have a gazillion poems saved on my computer.  As I find them I will write them on this website.  I hope there are some poems here you can use.  I've tried to always give credit to the writers, but if I've got a poem without an author, I'm sorry.  Let me know and I will give credit where it is due.  I'm not sure where I collected all these poems either.  I started saving them about 15 to 20 years ago when I first got my Apple C+ computer.  Have you ever tried to write poetry?  Mine always sound like a kindergartener composed them!  Maybe they would do a better job!


     Lisa Blau
Poems are wonderful things
They tell of smiling faces
And faraway places
And birds that sing in spring
Yes, poems are wonderful things!

Aileen Fisher

A tooth fell out
and left a space
so big my tongue
can touch my FACE!

And every time
I smile, I show
a space where some-
thing used to grow.

I miss my tooth
as you may guess,
but then-I have to
brush one less.

I Am

I am (two special characteristics)
 I wonder (something you are actually curious about)
 I hear (an imaginary sound)
 I see (an imaginary sight)
 I want (an actual desire)
 I am (the first line of the poem restated)

 I pretend (something you actually pretend to do)
 I feel (a feeling about something imaginary)
 I touch (an imaginary touch)
 I worry (something that really bothers you)
 I cry (something that makes you very sad)
 I am (the first line of the poem repeated)

 I understand (something you know is true)
 I say (something you believe in)
 I dream (something you actually dream about)
 I try (something you really make an effort about)
 I hope (something you actually hope for)
 I am (the first line of the poem repeated)

Bio Poem

 I, (your first name)
 Four Adjectives that describe you
 Sibling of....(or son/daughter of...)
 Lover of....(three things, people or ideas)
 Who feels...(up to three items)
 Who needs...(up to three items)
 Who fears...(up to three items)
 Who would like to see...(up to three people, ideas or places)
 Am a resident of...(city, state)
 Welcome you to my poem.

Diamante Poetry Directions:
Using the diamante format, write a poem about a shape.

Diamante format: Line 1: Noun
Line 2: Two adjectives
Line 3: Three action verbs that end in "-ing"
Line 4: Four nouns
Line 5: Three action verbs that end in "-ing"
Line 6: Two adjectives
Line 7: Noun

Joanne Griffin