Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Let's Have Some Fun - Poetry About Pets and People

My blogs bring me so much joy. I love the creative curiosity that abounds from this writer's blog and my blog for animal lovers too. Sometimes I feel like I'm glued to your blogs. Many of your are such good writers that I feel like I'm in the middle of a good book or even a part of your lives.

Believe it or not, Tweedles (a pug dog) stopped by here the other day and asked me to share a creative writing activity.

Off the top of my head, I suggested that I could learn more about Tweedles by an activity that requires thinking outside the box. Somehow, I have a feeling lots of you are going to have a really good time with this activity too.

Many of you have used your senses to create this same poem (in another way) that I suggested for Tweedles. This time, I'd like you to use your senses to describe a pet or person that you really like. Play with words. Wallow in language. Have fun!

I asked Tweedles to fill in the blanks:

Tweedles looks like __________
She smells like __________
She sounds like _________
She tastes like __________
She feels like __________
Tweedles makes me want to ________

Here's Tweedle's poem!
Tweedles looks like a cute baby monkey
She smells like bubble gum
She sounds like a seagull with its mouth full of crackers
She tastes like strawberry shortcake
She feels like the softest velvet ever
Tweedles makes me want to giggle!

Here's the poem that I wrote about my granddaughter:
Alexa looks like a graceful swan
She smells like horses and shampoo
She sounds like a talking dictionary
She tastes like fresh fruit on a summer morning
She feels like a conditioned athlete
Alexa makes me want be a kid again!

Have any images formed in your mind? My guess is that they have.

Now it's your turn. Fill in the same blanks that Tweedles and I did. Choose an animal or person that you really have strong feelings about and use your senses to create a lovely picture with your words! I have no doubt that you'll be very descriptive. Why? Because you're writing from your mind and heart.

Can you do it? Yes you can! Please share!


MzzLily said...

Fun! Ali has been very busy this week with soccer camp, but she is wanting to post a story. I think she might like this challenge too. Friday is her last day for soccer. Look for her to write this weekend.

AL said...


Sandy said...

Chrissy looks like a confident woman read to take on the world.
She smells like chalk.
She sounds like the best book you've ever read.
She tastes like chocolate dripping off a melting ice cream cone.
She feels like a big bear hug, comforting.
Chrissy makes me want to be a better person because she does such good things.

pssss I think Tweedles is a really smart PUG


Latte Lady said...

Oh cool, Jan! I like this one! We will do it soon and I will post the Espresso's answers.

If you go to my homeschool blog, you can see Double E riding a horse!


Latte Lady said...

Pebbles looks like a chipmonk.
She smells like a flower.
She sounds like a waterfall.
She tastes like a lemon.
She feels like a cloud.
Pebbles makes me want to relax.
By Double Espresso
(Pebbles is a Shizzu sp? dog)

Bigfoot looks like a creature living in the woods with long scrungie hair all over it's body.
It smells like fear itself...
It sounds like a monster groaning and running from whatever it can.
It tastes like rough meat that's hard to rip or bite into with a horrible taste.
It feels like a 7 1/2 foot tall hairy monster that will eat you.
Bigfoot makes me want to run into a house and hide in a dark closet.
By Espresso

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Thank you Jan for sharring my little poem.
And because of you, I am having so much fun.
Wow, what good writers! This is fun reading!
Happy Days!

Jan Mader said...

You are so welcome Tweedles! Thank you for sharing. Writing is are creative pugs!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to give this a try. My grandpa seems like a good person to write about. I miss him a lot so I hope it's okay that I write about him in past tense.

Grandpa looked like Santa Clause
He smelled like pine needles
He sounded like a trombone
He tasted like gingerbread just out of the oven
He felt like my oldest pillow
Grandpa made me want to snuggle

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Oh Grandpa
What a memory you have left in a heart!
This is so beautiful!

chicamom85 said...

Hi Jan and thank you for this fun activity, we usually visit you in your other room. This is so cool, my Mom will help me of course(no thumbs) and we will think of the answers together. Of course I will need treats for strength.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

GAIL said...

My pug Kong:

Looks like a seal pup
smells like sweet musk
sounds like a baby sometimes
tastes like a bite of fresh apple
feels like soft suede
Make me want to kiss him constantly

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hop Skip and Jump
Here I am to see what's going on!
2 of my friends are here so far!
Oh I love Kongs poem!

chicamom85 said...

Sasha like a kid in furry pajamas
She smells like an ice cream cone
She sounds like a howler monkey
She tastes like corn on the cob off the grill
She feels a warm snuggly blanket
Sasha makes me want to rescue more dogs.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

chicamom85 said...

Sorry the first one is
Sasha looks like a kid in furry pajamas.

AL said...

Coffee looks like a baboon.
He smells like an old cat.
He sounds like little a rat inside a piano.
He tastes like chicken livers.
He feels like teddy bear.
Coffee makes me want to hug and love him more!


Suzanne said...

Great stuff, Jan. Your posts are so imaginative.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi jan & tweedles!
oh how fun! here is emmitt's poem...

Emmitt looks like a lovable cartoon character.
he smells like a shoe.
he sounds like a baby seal.
he tastes like blueberries.
he feels like a bunny rabbit.
Emmitt makes me want to share him with the world!

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Melissa did share Emmitt with the world! He is famous. Africa and far away countrys know Emmitt!

Sandy said...

Please excuse my commenting here unrelated to your above post (will pop back for that).

Overhauled (sweating bullets cause I'm tech savy), blog and really need some feedback.

Could you take a look see.
Thanks bunches

SquirrelQueen said...

Hi Jan,

I've been over here reading your older posts for quite a bit of time today. Very interesting stuff.

It makes me realize that while I used to write often I rarely do it any more. The only real writing I have done on my blogs was a series around Mother's Day called Lucinda's Story on The Road to Here.

I'll have to think about it for awhile.

Red said...

Jan - Molly and I are going to sit down tomorrow and do this. I already spoke to her and we are both excited to participate!

ocmist said...

OC looks like a sweet little corgi
She smells like popcorn
She sounds like a huge German Shepherd
She tastes like fuzz
She feels like a friend
OC makes me want to Love the world like she loves me!