Since April is national poetry month, there’s no better time for another poetry project!

Step 1. Cut out random words and phrases out of unwanted magazines or books.  Look for all kinds of words, like nouns, verbs, and pronouns. (Tip: You may want to separate them into piles of nouns or verbs to help with you sentence making.)

Step 2.  Arrange and re-arrange your pile of words and phrases on a piece of paper or cardboard to create a poem.  You’ll be amazed at how many different poems you can come up with. Use your phone to memorialize your poem before mixing the words up and starting over to create yet another poem.

Step 3.  If you want to keep your favorite poem, just glue the words down onto a piece of cardboard or paper.

Here are a few examples for inspiration. (Fig 1, Fig 2, Fig3) 

If you like this project, check out the Daily Dose from March 31: “Black out” poetry!

Please share your finished projects with us by email or tag us on social media with #HVArtsDailyDose!