It’s exciting when famous magazines like Highlights feature a poem by Jack Prelutsky! He’s the children’s poet I’ve studied as I’ve read and referred to the book called The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing Poetry!
So, one day when we went to the beach, I took along my poetry journal where I explore writing exercises that this book recommends.
I wanted to write a little children’s poem about the beach using the sense of taste. Here’s what I came up with as Jeff and I sat on the sand, tasted the salty spray of the waves pounding the shore, and watched little children digging sandcastles with their buckets.
Salt on my pretzels
and salt in the sea.
Sand in my sandwich
and sand on me!