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Make a short water poem
On the occasion of World Water Day, March 22, Delft4GlobalGoals is organizing a poetry contest.
What does water mean to you? Tell it in a few visual sentences.
Are you thinking of Delft canals, a cooling dip or the shortage of water in your motherland. Delft4GlobalGoals invites you to write a short spell or poem about what water does to and or for you. In this way we can inspire each other to realize the vital importance of water.
To help you, below you will find explanations and examples of easy and fun poem forms of no more than four or five lines that we use for this purpose.
Since the shortage and excess of water is a global issue, we explicitly ask citizens and students of foreign origin to participate. We look forward to your contribution. Submissions, before saturday March 20, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The poems will be presented op World Water day, monday March 22, during an online meeting. At that meeting we will reveal which 3 poems the jury selected; these winners will receive their poem, illustrated by the Delft artist Marike Wienbelt.
Explanations and examples of easy and fun poem forms
A quatrain is a poem or a stanza of a poem of four lines of verse and two rhymes. The rhyme scheme is usually a-a-b-b, or a-b-a-b, or aaba
Let me swim in yonder Let the tidal waves carry me For all I want out of this day Is to be happy and to be gay
The land may vary more; But wherever the truth may be— The water comes ashore, And the people look at the sea.
It carried the son and the daughter Rocking the child in the mother Contaminated, but still the greatest gift All life is sustained by water
Elfje: an eleven-word-poem
Step 1: Think of one thing, animal or human that the poem will be about. Choose a property that fits this and write it down in 1 word. For example, the color, the character, the smell, the taste, etc.
Step 2: Write in 2 words to whom or what that characteristic belongs to.
Step 3: Where is the thing, animal or human?
Step 4: Ask a question about what the first three lines are about.
Step 5: What does it say, what sound does it make?
Odorless Softly oozing Or furiously flowing Rock us in generosity: water
flowingrinsing, cleansing transparentor soiledit deserves more respect water
Haiku: a 17 syllable poem