Wednesday, April 09, 2008

NaPoWriMo: Catching Up

I have been writing almost everyday but not posting each day. I am using the William Carlos Williams poem, "This is Just to Say" with my students to get them to write a poem of apology.

Here's my take:

This is just to say
Forgive me for
Grabbing the last copy
Of the poetry book
Which you were
Longing to read
And saving for a
Warm spring day
The cover looked
I could not resist
I am sorry
I will return it.
I promise


Inland Empire Girl said...

This is such a great format to use with students. I think while we are "WASL"ing I will throw in some poetry lessons like this when their brains are mushy. Sometimes that is when the best writing comes out.

Elaine Magliaro said...


This is certainly an appropriate apology poem for National Poetry Month! I like it.