Getting started with a poetry or gratitude journal.
A self- paced, 6- week course with Marg Gibbs.
If you’re interested in poetry or inspirational verse, or rhyme, or if you have wanted to explore more ideas and reflections in poetry, this course is for you!
There are many wonderful books on poetry, yet why is there such a fear or hesitancy when people talk about poems and writing them? From childhood, we listen to rhymes and limericks, recite verse at school and study language and structure to help us understand about this type of writing.
It takes practice, confidence and skill to compose a good poem.
Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.
Poetry is the expression of the imagination.
The best poem is that whose worked-upon unmagical passages come closest, in texture and intensity, to those moments of magical accident.
With worksheets, notes and audios to listen to, Marg Gibbs explains the joys and rewards of poetry writing. There are exercises for both adults and children in this course. While there might be challenges that prevent a flow of thoughts and emotions, this course will guide you through some steps and strategies to move you forward. Good luck. At the end, you will have inspiration and motivation to get you started and writing a poetry journal.
This course is available whenever you are ready.
The basics of poetry. Why write poetry? Why journal?
Discoverthe different types of poems to connect your emotions.
Audio: The Shark, E.J. Pratt; Names by Michelle Taylor; Today by Mary Oliver
Bite into a poem. How to start. What ingredients do you need?
Look at some bite sized gems.
Audio: Rhyme by Elizabeth Coatsworth; Roger the Dog by Ted Hughes; Grandpa , Me and Poetry by Sally Morgan.
Daily reflections & gratitude.
What others say?
What can you write about?
Audio: Poetry Appreciation. Listening and reflection of various poems.
My Journal – Silver linings. Creating something unique for me.
Marg Gibbs writes poems and stories for children. Her themes include communication, friendship, nature, family and courage. She has contributed to magazines, anthologies and the local Hinterland Times in Mapleton. Marg’s love of verse began with Dylan Thomas, Under Milkwood and extended into her long teaching career in secondary education.