Day #23: Ode

DP #38: Dear Poet #6

Today, we’re going to watch and listen to an eminent American poet recite original poetry. Be prepared to write down your reactions after listening, as well as discuss.

You’ll be listening to eight poets over the course of the next two weeks and writing a letter to one of them.


Take five minutes.

An ode is a poem that glorifies a person, place, or thing. It does not have any set structure or rhythm and can be both serious or humorous. What is something or someone you really value?

Write out a draft and, once you’re happy with it, transfer it into your poem book.

Happy writing!