Summer Institute, A.S. started us off with "What is Poetry?," an activity that allowed us to play!
1. We cut out words from a magazine that spoke to us.
2. We arranged the words to express what we believe poetry is.
3. We all read our definitions.
4. Then she wanted us to make a class definition.
My definition *reads
Poetry is ...I want to be me,
radiant, love, opportunity,
pleasure, inspired, faith,
*Our writing during the institute isn't perfect; our point is to exercise. We see our activities as an opportunity to practice and feel successful whether the writing works well or not.