Friday, October 3, 2008

Poetry Tips: Think Outside the Box for the Holidays

Now that it is officially October, people are gathering decorations for Halloween and Thanksgiving because some of those items coincide such as pumpkins. After that is December in which there are multiple holidays for various religions, and then we have New Year’s. So what about poetry amidst the shopping, baking, and decorating?

This year why not think outside the box with your poems? You could cut out construction paper in the shapes of your holiday sugar cookies and write poems that are yours or another poet’s on there and use them as decorations. Another idea is to use your piped frosting to make short one to three line poems on your cakes, brownies, or line up sugar cookies on a tray. (That would be a great way to eat your words, wouldn’t it?)
You could even embroider a poem into a blanket.

If you think of any other ideas please share with all of us by typing it in the comments section. In the meantime, have fun thinking outside the box this Holiday Season!

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1 comment:

The Wandering Reader said...

Great ideas!

When I was in high school, I found it fun to take a poem, cut it up so that it was just a jumble of words, and then make a new poem out of it through rearanging the words on a decorative piece of paper.

To get into the holiday spirit, you could use different colored text, paper, etc.

It's really fun to see what you come up with; I cut up one of Blake's poems (Cruelty has a human heart, I think) and the end result turned out really well!