A poem for April in three drafts #SOL2022

Draft #1

Writing prompt: trace your hand on the page. Select a word which represents and emotion and try to write using the structure of the hand to guide your thoughts.

Draft #2

Move to lines or sentences to build a poem for April.

Draft #3

It lands in my throat

halting breath,

migrates to my stomach,

twisting flesh.

It rings in my ears

singing fatality,

but mostly, it lives in my heart centre,

stopping blood,

pooling platelets,




3 thoughts on “A poem for April in three drafts #SOL2022

  1. What an interesting way to start a poem. Drafting is really hard from my people this year. Once they write something they want to be done with it and move on. I understand that! But I also hope I can convince them that drafting is worth the effort.


  2. Wow. What a powerful poem you’ve created here. I really like the way you use your hand as a kinesthetic / graphic way to begin recording your thoughts. You know, my kids have been doing some poetry writing to convey emotions, and I think this would be a really cool exercise. May I use this poem as mentor text?


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