Chatterbox: Inkwell



Okay, I started one a long time ago, but that one died, and then I started yet another one, and THAT ONE DISAPPEARED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This time, I am confident my thread will not disappear or die.

So here's how it'll go. If you join, you'll vote between these random three poets: Robert Frost, Edgar Allen Poe, or Emily Dickinson. You must vote for ONE OF THESE, though you may, ALONG WITH YOUR VOTE, suggest nominees for the next time we vote (which wont be too far away).

If you dont know any of these poets, just vote for a random one or go with the majority. 

Once we have voted for a poet, I will present some of their poems and discuss them a and explore their meaning, and at some point, I'll give you a prompt related to the poem, and we may write our own poetry inspired by the poems.

Oh, and can we have someone to be a "Word Wizard" and look up words you thinkwe wont know.

I cant wait to start!

I vote for........R-no, I vote for Edgar Allen Poe! 

submitted by Owlgirl AKA Elena O., age 11, Texas
(July 11, 2015 - 5:32 pm)

@Sydney C: That's okay, no need to feel awkward in this club! I haven't had the experience, but I've written some pretty convincing poems... I get the idea from all the books and poems I read. 

I like the idea of your poem, and the rhyming around losing and waiting...



submitted by Owlgirl AKA Elena O., age 11, Texas
(August 18, 2015 - 6:40 pm)


Lewis Carrol, Mary Oliver, and Barbara Groce.

I vote for....(drumroll please...) Mary Oliver!





submitted by Owlgirl AKA Elena O., age 11, Texas
(August 18, 2015 - 6:54 pm)

I vote for Barbara Groce.

I've never heard of her until now, but I looked up some of her poetry and it seems interesting. 

submitted by Hermione A, age 11
(August 18, 2015 - 8:28 pm)

Wait no, I change my vote to Mary Oliver.

Is that okay, Owlgirl? 

submitted by Hermione A, age 11
(August 18, 2015 - 8:29 pm)

That's okay, Hermione. I'll count your vote for Mary Oliver, like you want me to.

submitted by Owlgirl AKA Elena O, age 11, Texas
(August 18, 2015 - 8:30 pm)

I vote Lewis Carroll!

submitted by Sydney C., age 12
(August 18, 2015 - 8:42 pm)

Changing  my vote to Barbara Groce. I knew her personally... can I still vote for her?

submitted by Rose bud
(August 19, 2015 - 8:43 am)

Yeah, Rose bud, I'll put in your vote for Groce.

  You KNEW her personally? That is so awesome....... 

submitted by Owlgirl AKA Elena, age 11, Texas
(August 21, 2015 - 7:33 pm)

I vote Lewis Carroll!

submitted by Aubrey L., age 13, WA
(August 19, 2015 - 1:50 am)

Ok, sorry I haven't been posting any poems for the poem prompts, but I've been having writer's block on my poems for a while now. So, introducing my poem for the Annabel Lee prompt poem! 

Love at First Sight

He looked at me, I looked at him

He smiled at me, I smiled at him

He cracked a joke, I laughed nervously

That's when we knew, together perfect we'd be.

My friends said no, but I said yes

For I knew in a moment, that he was the best

He visited me, and I visited him  <!--break-->

He talked to me, I answered him

He danced with me and we had lots of fun

That's when I knew that he was the one.

But then one day, he stopped coming.

The joy of my life was gone from me.

I missed his jokes, his laugh, his smile

but it seemed, he forgot me after awhile

So is there really love at first sight?

My heart told me so, but my mind said not right.

Next time I'll think before I fall and crush,

For now I know, true love won't rush. 



submitted by Aubrey L., age 13, WA
(August 19, 2015 - 8:36 pm)

We need one more person to vote! 

There's a tie so far between Carrol and Oliver. 

submitted by Owlgirl AKA Elena O, age 11, Texas
(August 21, 2015 - 7:35 pm)
submitted by VOOOOOOTE
(August 21, 2015 - 7:36 pm)
submitted by VOOOOOOOOOTE!!!!!!!!
(August 22, 2015 - 9:09 am)

I want to join the club, cuz you said anyone could join at any time.


I vote for Mary Oliver. 

submitted by Hootsie
(August 29, 2015 - 2:15 pm)