Monday, January 11, 2016

DMC: "A Poem About Nothing" by Lee Bennett Hopkins





A POEM ABOUT NOTHING












© 2016 Lee Bennett Hopkins All rights reserved.


Douglas Florian has challenged us to write poems about nothing this month. Read his entire spotlight interview HERE.

Send your poem to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, January 29th, and one lucky participant will win a signed copy of his adorable new picture book:




25 comments:

  1. Clearly this is why you make the big bucks, Lee. ;) Love those hidden nuances.

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  2. I'm sorry, I have nothing to say.

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  3. Perfectly captures the sound of one hand clapping.

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  4. how cleaver :)

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  5. I think it would help to hear you read it out loud.

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  6. The blank leaves so much for the imagination!

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  7. Perfect. What more is there to say?

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  8. It's really about the white space, isn't it?

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  9. It looks as though Lee is inspired by the Jose Garcia Villa school of minimalist poetry (The Emperor's New Sonnet).

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  10. Very Seinfeldian!

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  11. Truly a poem worth memorizing. I'll be prepared for any random stuck-on-a-desert-island experience!

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    1. Actually, I'd prefer to be stuck on a dessert island, but that's beside the point.

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  12. BRILLIANT! Hahaha, I LOVE that guy. *snort*

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  13. White space is aces with me!
    Especially when it is created by Bennet Hopkins, Lee!

    This is a clever challenge from Doug Florian. And I'm all fluffled + fuzzed about his using Ogden Nash as a hopping off point for his new p.b.

    Appreciations to all 3 of you, bunnies.

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  14. I think I'll need several reams of paper to critique this.

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