Poetry In Non-Motion

| Learning | January 28, 2016

(I’m in sixth grade English class, where our teacher is talking about writing poetry.)

Teacher: “You always want to have action in your poetry. Don’t say, ‘I am watching the rain through the window,’ say, ‘I am dancing in the rain!’”

Student: “But what if we weren’t dancing? What if we were actually looking out the window?”

Teacher: “…Well, that wouldn’t make for a very interesting poem.”

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