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Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2010 Starts Today!

If you are new to BBAW, you can check out the topic suggestions for the week.  I tend to pick and choose what topics I’m going to cover, and this year will be no different.  Rest assured, I will be sharing with you an interview with another blogger and the link to her interview with me on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

BBAW is a time to celebrate one another’s achievements and reading through discussion, features, fun activities, and even giveaways and awards.

What can you expect here on Savvy Verse & Wit?  Well, a celebration of poetry, a couple of reviews I had prescheduled, and some fun activities for you to participate in.

I hope everyone has a good time, and let’s check out the first fun activity I have for you.

Scholastic has this great little tool for kids to try their hand at several different forms of poems from haiku to free verse.  I think the site has a lot of other offerings to help kids learn about and enjoy poetry.

Now, I’d like all of you poets and non-poets out there to create your own poem using the Scholastic Poetry Idea Engine and share it in the comments.  It can be silly, intellectual, fun, or anything you want it to be.

Once you have your poem, please leave it in the comments, and I’ll select a winner or two for a gift card to Amazon.com for a U.S./Canada winner and a Better World Books gc for an overseas winner.

Have fun and read blogs!

Deadline for this giveaway, which is worldwide, is Sept. 19, 2010, at 11:59PM EST.

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  • Fantastic blog! I actually love how it is easy on my eyes as well as the information are well written. I am wondering how I can be notified whenever a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your rss feed which should do the trick! Have a nice day!

  • JHS

    Roses are red,
    Violets are blue,
    I’m a lawyer, not a poet,
    This lame effort proves that’s true.

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net
    JHS´s last blog post ..Winner- Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire

  • Fun! I love haikus! Here’s mine:

    A single leaf small
    As a penny lands upon
    An elephant’s back.

    Thanks!
    truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom
    Michelle @ The True Book Addict´s last blog post ..BBAW DAY 4- FORGOTTEN TREASURES

  • Pam S (pams00)

    this was fun!

    Mine is a Haiku

    Bright colored songbird
    Calling to me so sweetly
    Waiting for the sun

    Pam S
    pams00 @ aol.com

  • Elise

    The Scholastic Poetry Idea Engine was neat!

    My Free Verse:
    The sky is grey and cloudy forming rain,
    And wind is moving swiftly through the night.
    For darkness grows and thunder causes pain,
    To ears of people scared and struck with fright.
    The sky begins to rain and coldness grows,
    The rustling leaves are making scary sounds.
    In time the windy weather slowly goes,
    And thunder heard all night no longer pounds.
    Clouds begin to clear and the sky turns blue.
    The morning air arrives all fresh and clean.
    Now many lawns are greatly filled with dew.
    The sun that shines so bright is also seen.
    A pretty day arose from angry skies,
    For ugly weather gradually dies.

    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

  • Starfish growing legs,
    Soon they will be leaping out
    Jumping up for hope.

    🙂 This was fun! What a great way of entry.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Estrella Azul´s last blog post ..My trip to Hungary – Week 1

  • Dovile

    Here’s mine:

    A single leaf small
    As a penny drops upon
    An old turtle’s back.

    I quite like it actually:)
    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  • I’m terrible at poetry but here’s my try at it:

    Nothings speedier than a cheetah,
    In a rush it’d surely beat ya’,
    As hard as you’d try
    To make your feet fly
    By the end of the race it’d eat Velveeta!
    Grace´s last blog post ..BBAW- Unexpected Treasures

  • Here’s my limerick.
    There once was a cranky giraffe
    Who hadn’t smiled since he was a calf
    But one night a bunny
    Said a jest quite funny
    So he finally relished a good laugh
    Marlene Breakfield´s last blog post ..Review of BESPELLING JANE AUSTEN

  • Heather Henderson

    What fun, here is my Limerick:
    There was a new student named Crocker
    Who loved nothing more than socer
    All through the mall,
    He’d dribble a ball
    Zoinks, It wouldn’t fit in his locker!

  • Dina

    There once was a knight who wore shorts
    While partying or when holding court
    Even to romance
    He would never wear pants
    Now there was a knight I’d support!

    that was a cute site.

  • Melissa

    Here is my Haiku

    A white Birch tree stands
    Its white hide peels off in strips
    Love notes to the earth

  • What fun! Here’s my Haiku:

    Tadpoles growing legs
    Soon they will be leaping out
    Jumping up for stars
    Anna´s last blog post ..BBAW 2010- Spotlight on Amanda of The Zen Leaf!

  • carmen

    here’s my haiku, although the options they offered were not all that great, it turned into a poem that doesn’t really make any sense!:

    “A single leaf small
    As a penny falls
    Upon an angry man’s back”

  • I created a Limerick!

    Nothings speedier than a cheetah,
    In a car it’d surely beat ya’,
    As hard as you’d try
    To make your feet fly
    By the end of the race it’d eat velveeta!

    haha. cute!
    Thanks, seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com
    Scoot´s last blog post ..In My Mailbox 7

  • Children growing legs,
    Soon they will be leaping out,
    Jumping up for stars.

    I’m entering for the international gift card 🙂
    Kelly´s last blog post ..Its Monday! What Are You Reading 20

  • Arceli

    Here’s my haiku:

    Pages turn slowly
    As I start my journey
    To worlds far away.

    a(dot)long(at)tcu(dot)edu

  • Free Verse 🙂

    There is nothing unnatural about fear
    Everyone is afraid at some point
    There are perfectly sensible explanations as to why your:
    Chest tightens
    Breath comes short
    Eyes glaze
    Heart races
    All completely normal reactions
    Explained away by science
    So why does it still surprise me?
    kemendraugh´s last blog post ..The Reformed Vampire Support Group Catherine Jinks

  • I chose to do a Haiku:

    An old birch tree stands
    Its white barks peels off in strips
    Love note to the Earth

    Awesome giveaway idea! 😀

    ~Briana
    Briana (The Book Pixie)´s last blog post ..Review- The Queens Daughter

  • Shannon

    Wow. The topic for mind is pretty random.

    Cactus.
    Spiny and green.
    Hoping for rain to drip.
    Reaching spiny arms to the sky.
    Ready.

  • How fun! Here’s my haiku:

    Bright-colored songbird
    Singing to me so sweetly
    Happy for the sun.
    Katy F.´s last blog post ..BBAW Day 1 – First Treasure

  • Haiku:

    The day disappears
    And a ray of light
    Lightens the pink sky

    I’m international
    spav05(at)gmail(dot)com
    Spav´s last blog post ..Review- Tangled by Carolyn Mackler

  • I created a limmerick using the Scholastic Poetry Idea engine. That was fun!

    There was a young poet from Nepal
    Who dreamed every night of broomball:
    He would step up to tat a tat
    Wearing his cape and a hat
    And hit a home run past the hall.

    I am from the Philippines so I am entering for the Better World books gc.
    Myrtle Z.´s last blog post ..Book Blogger Appreciation Week

  • jeanette8042

    That was really fun!

    Here’s my haiku:
    Bright-colored songbird
    Singing to me so sweetly
    Smiling for the sun.

  • That is a really cute site! I did a couple of them, but here is my haiku using the “machine.”

    Starfish growing legs
    Soon they will be rising out
    Jumping up for stars

    Hmmm…not sure that works really but it was neat way to learn about poetry. I didn’t know what a cinquain was! Thanks for sharing. Cute idea.
    Jenners´s last blog post ..RIP V Challenge

  • Amanda W

    Here’s my cinquain:
    Hamster
    Gathering speed
    Cheeks puffed with lots of food
    Kids are always laughing
    Nibbler

  • As I was scrolling down to the comment box, I noticed someone else came up with the exact same haiku I did, using the Idea Engine! Maybe I’ll try another one here:

    A puppy just came
    From the groomer’s, home again
    Coifed, soft and clean
    Word Lily´s last blog post ..BBAW 2010- First Treasure

  • That was way more fun than I thought it would be (I was intimidated when I saw that we were going to have to write poetry). I love the engine they have.

    Here’s my cinquain:

    Sandbox
    Intensely stark
    Sand dunes shift daily
    To elude the sun, but at night
    Beautiful
    Alyce´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday – September 13

  • Donna S

    Fun site. I did a limerick.

    There once was a prince who wore shorts
    When playing or when holding court
    Even to dance
    He would rarely wear pants
    Now there was a prince I’d support!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  • Just stopping by to let you know this is posted on win a book!

    http://winabook.westofmars.com/2010/09/13/amazon-or-better-world-books-gift-card/
    Mary (BookHounds)´s last blog post ..New Weekly Giveaway @ Linda Weaver Clarkes Blog

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  • i wrote this haiku with the site:

    A dry birch tree stands
    Its white skin peels off in strips
    Love note to the earth

  • Here’s the cinquain I wrote after being inspired by the poetry writing engine:

    Reading
    Worlds open up
    Laughter, tears, adventure
    What could possibly be better?
    Book blogs!

  • OK, this is fun…here’s my exciting haiku::

    Bright colored creature
    Singing to me so sweetly
    Waiting for the sun

    Thanks for the giveway!

    Amy S.
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

  • Here’s my limerick:
    Nothing speedier than a cheetah
    In a rush it’d surely beat ya
    As hard as you try
    To make your feet fly
    By the end of the race it’d eat Velveeta
    Inspired Kathy´s last blog post ..Got Great Giveaways

  • ikkinlala

    I tried a haiku:

    Bright-colored songbird
    Chirping to me so sweetly
    Singing for the sun.

  • Mette J (Mysteriousrose)

    What a great site I love writing poems, heres what I got from the site:

    The sun disappears
    And a flock of birds
    Crosses the pink sky

    Thank you for this giveaway and for making an international one too:-)

  • I created a limerick:

    There was a new student named Crocker
    Who loved nothing more than soccer.
    All through the hall –
    He’d dribble a ball
    Jeesh, it wouldn’t fit in his locker.
    bermudaonion (Kathy)´s last blog post ..Winners!

  • A single leaf small
    As a penny lands
    Upon an old turtles back

    I’ve never written Haiku so easily before 😀
    Wendy´s last blog post ..In My Mailbox

  • DarcyO

    That was fun! Here’s my haiku:

    A butterfly small
    As a penny drops upon
    An old turtle’s back.

  • kaye

    Slim pickin’s at that site so I changed the last line and here goes

    There once was a young poet from Nepal
    who dreamed every night of the mall
    he would step up to the cat
    hearing his cape and a hat
    and toss little kittle a ball

    Fun one, Serena! Thanks for hosting.

  • I started with the poetry creation engine — then made it BBAW appropriate!

    A book blogger writes
    Her thoughts peeling off in strips
    Posting to the earth

    Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    Rebecca Reid´s last blog post ..Six-Word Reviews Plus a Little More

  • FionaChan

    Quite a fun thing to play with!

    This is my limerick:
    There was a young man from Nepal
    Who dreamed every night of St Paul:
    He would step up to tat a tat
    Wearing his tights and a hat
    And hit a home run past y’all.

    and this is my cinquain.
    Squirrel
    Furry mammal
    Hungting the fridge for food
    Loving sunshine every journey
    Jumper

    thank you for the chance.

  • Book Blogs
    or, what to read
    Bad for your credit card
    Great for living life to the full
    Just Read!

    What a fun way to start the week 🙂 I’m in the UK, so Better World Books if my lucky number comes up. Thanks!
    Zoe @ Playing by the book´s last blog post ..Book Blogger Appreciation Week – First Treasure and a Giveaway!

  • Oh, that was fun! I was thinking, “There’s no way I can compose a poem on cue” but the engine made it easy. I’m feeling very poetic now.

    Here’s my haiku:

    A single leaf small
    As a penny falls upon
    An orange whale’s back.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m in the U.S. so I’m entering for the Amazon GC.
    Pop Culture Nerd´s last blog post ..TV Review- NIKITA

  • Tanya

    I created a little limerick using the site

    There was a young swine from Nepal
    Who dreamed every night of baseball:
    He would step up to the bat
    Wearing his robe and a hat
    And hit a home run past ya’all.