Day #10: the Villanelle

DP #30: Poem of the Day

Read the poem of the day thoughtfully. Then, write a response to it. Your response can be an explanation of what it means, a focus on a particular line you like, or it could be the inspiration for your own creative response in the form of a poem, story, or memory. The key is to let the poem inspire you to write.

Take ten minutes. Be prepared to share with the class.

Hi folks!

Today, you’re going to try one of my favorite types of structured poems: the villanelle.

Here’s one I wrote.

This handout will help you write your own. Give it a try! Draft your ideas in your writer’s notebook. When you like what you have, write your final draft on Day #10 of your poem book. I encourage you to post it on your blog as well!