Creative Every Day Theme for April: Poetry

April 1st, 2015

At the end of each month I will announce the totally optional theme for the following month. To go along with National Poetry Month, for the month of April 2015 the theme will be Poetry. My husband took the image above, while reading one of my daughter's favorite book of poems (a Shel Silverstein book that used to belong to me) at bedtime. She calls the pages with poems that have no illustrations "invisible poems." Isn't that cool?

As always, this month's theme for the Creative Every Day Challenge is totally optional. Use it if it inspires you, continue being creative every day in your own way if it doesn't, or do something in between. You can sign up for the 2015 Creative Every Day Challenge anytime. More info can be found here and the sign-up page is here.

When time allows, I'll be posting about the theme to help keep you inspired. You can use the posts here for jumping off points or interpret the theme in your own creative way. If you need some suggestions, here are a few ideas to get you started. You could:

  • *Create an image to go along with your favorite poem.   
  • *Write your own poetry.    
  • *Weave the words of a poem into your work.          
  • *Read a poem out loud to yourself, your child, or a friend.   
  • *Cut out words from a magazine and piece them together to tell a story.          

How to use the CED themes:

If you're feeling creatively stuck or blocked at any point during the month, use the theme as a source of inspiration to get you moving. Feel free to focus on the theme in your creative activities for the entire month or as much as you'd like.

Using the theme is entirely optional for CED participants. Use it if it inspires you, ignore it if it doesn't. I'll be sharing posts throughout the month around the theme (among other things) to get you thinking about how to incorporate it into your life. I'd love to hear how you use the theme in your creative world.

And have fun with it!

One Response

Ha! That’s funny! I was babysitting the other day, and I read the kids that exact poem! I love the photo! So cute! I think something’s wrong with the “weekly check in” site. It doesn’t seem to have reset. It says March 30 to April 5. Now it’s the 7th, and it hasn’t resset yet…hmmm…do you know what’s up? Thanks for this challenge! It’s been super fun so far!

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