Friday, May 04, 2018

Poetry for Star Wars Day

Surely you know by now that I am a big Star Wars fan! (I have my very own Aunt Beru costume for cosplay!) Since today is May 4 ("May the fourth [Force] be with you") and Star Wars Day, I would like to share a Star Wars spin on poetry!  I like to take poems that already exist and then place them against a Star Wars background or linked with Star Wars characters to give them a Star Wars-y interpretation. Yes, it's nutty, but it always reminds me of the power of visuals to influence our understanding of a poem. This is also a fun activity for students-- to choose a favorite poem and then illustrate it with their own art or with images from magazines or online resources. So.... here are three poems from our Poetry Friday anthologies paired with Star Wars images. Enjoy! 

Now head on over to Write Time where Linda is organizing the Poetry Friday universe today!