monday poetry traffic – diary haiku

Thanks to Julia at Piece of My Mind for this great idea… found poems from old diaries. I’ve been digging through all our boxes that are about to be liberated from storage after a year. What a treasure chest of material. I dug out my very first diary, a little red thing with a lock. The following are slightly altered lines from the diary that I wrote when I was 8 and 9 years old. I removed some words to form the haiku, but the messages have not been changed. ~~~ I am sick. I don’t know yet but I might be get- ting tongselitis. I went off a slide into a big pool and it was over my head. nothing romantic. wanted to say, I’m in multiplication now. Chrissy talks to boys. had no idea they could be so interesting. dear diary, a boy in square...

Everyone should, like, totally do this

I found a found poem exercise that I want everyone to do. I am so going to look for my high school diaries (if I didn’t destroy them in some mad rampage). Julia Smith over at A Piece of My Mind created a found poem from a diary entry she wrote when she was 15. HERE’S the poem I ended up creating from this...