Family Fun magazine (back when it was just a print magazine, not the online monster it has become).
Pretty much all craft projects for this age group have three things in common -- and all three can be applied to writing poetry:
"From Blossoms" by Li-Young Lee has an abundance of color to admire.
The Red Wheelbarrow." Start small by cutting articles, transitional phrases, redundant lines. Cut the cliches next. Then look at your first and last stanzas -- poets often spend too much time with set-up AND wrap-up. Try your poem without these stanzas and see how it changes the reader's experience.
Stephen Dunn's "A Secret Life."
And by all means, post that beauty on the fridge!
Want more poetic goodness? Check out Kidlitosphere's celebration of National Poetry Month. And Round Up is at Madigan Reads!
The Poetry Party continues next week -- and I will also be posting pictures from this week's adventures in Montgomery, Atlanta and Hattiesburg! FUN!!