Have you ever read any classical or romantic poetry and thought, "What on EARTH were they thinking?" Just because your English teacher loved it doesn't mean that your class poetry assignments were sensible or even sane. Some of them are so rambling and chaotic that they seem to have been crafted in a drunken rage--which, to be fair, some may have been.
The Kid and I are over the moon excited about our nature journals: two cheap bound books we picked up that we're jotting down nature studies, drawings, and yes, poems in! I'm using some nature poems in a complete nature curriculum with her to follow so we can practice memorizing them. I saw right off the bat that our first unit will feature Wordsworth--no surprise there.
Humor writers, take notice! The annual Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest is once again open for submissions. This annual contest is a favorite not only because it's all about humorous writing but because it's one of very few contests that does not require an entrry fee.