More Words: Adding Poetry to your Nature Journal (Video)
By incorporating words with pictures, the nature journal become more that a record of an experience, but tells a story of what happened during time in nature.
This Sunday we’ll look at using descriptive words, simile, and simple poetry in our nature journal pages.
Simple Poem: Who am I?
We made a list of as many analogies about our nature subject as we could come up with. Then we plugged those analogies into a poem template, to create a nature poem.
Adapted from activity “Ten Analogies” from Opening the world through Nature Journaling, by John Muir Laws. Available for download at johmuirlaws.com
Example Poem: Barnacle Volcano, Chalky, tree stump Secretly you are a bowl for fairies An ant thinks you like a swimming pool When I saw you in a dream, I thought you were the submerged volcanic crater of Molokini But everyone knows you are really An entire planet home for miniature invertebrates