Thursday, June 5, 2014

Poems Inspired by the Sense of Smell

Sense of Smell

Smell is a great sense to write a poem about.
  1. Make a long list of words that mean smell.
  2. Add "things" that smell.
  3. Highlight the "smelly" words and "smelly" things you think smell the worse.
  4. Now, write your poem.
Don't forget to edit (re-write) your poem. First drafts can be good, but editing makes them better.

Here is a sample of one of my smelly poems. Please note, I added a twist or surprise to the end. A twist or a surprise is a perfect way to end a poem.

An Awful Stink Attacked the House

An awful stink attacked the house,
Gamy, gaseous, grim.
It made me feel quite nauseous,
Hives bubbled on my skin.

The stench was purely awful,
I had to call the cops.
“We have the cure.” “Are you sure?"
“You’ll have to wash your socks."

Max Tell is an award winning songwriter and poet.

Here at Koetry for Pids, Max Tell features
inspirational articles
about poetry writing for kids
as well as his own inspirational blog posts.

To read a few of Max's poems, check out The Land of Graws.

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