Confusion

 

Metaphor Dice Poetry 

I enjoy using Taylor Mali’s Metaphor Dice to get me started on a roll….


Confusion

Confusion is an insecure thunderstorm,

the kind that uproots 

long-established landscape 

and makes a person 

wonder whether 

the things that were 

once important 

still are. 



There is a boxed version – even an erudite set – and also an app! Here are examples, below. I used the app today and changed one word. 



10 Replies to “Confusion”

  1. One year, at the encouragement of a fellow slicer I followed up a month of slices with a month of poetry. I learned a lot about poetry tools, poetry options, and myself. I love these dice. I'll be pulling them out on Thursday. 🙂

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  2. There are so many wonderful tools for poetry! I, too, will be writing poetry daily through the month of April at ethicalela. Have you tried Paint Chip Poetry and Haikubes? I love Rory’s Story Cubes and Jenga Blocks with words and magnetic poetry kits….the list keeps growing! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  3. Thank you, Fran! This app keeps me thinking in new ways. I have a list of my favorite word starters for those mornings when the words don’t want to wake up at the same time I do, and this one tops my list!

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  4. This app looks amazing, thanks for the introduction. I love your poem on confusion and the way it's structured and the idea of confusion being an insecure thunderstorm.

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  5. I love metaphor dice. I have a photo w/ Taylor Mali flat NCTE a couple years ago. Metaphor dice, paint chip poetry, Haikubes are gun to set up as stations for students during National Poetry Month. Love your confusion metaphor. I do wonder about what’s really important. This post brought back some fun teaching memories.

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