Thursday, August 22, 2019

Expressing Myself Artistically

Have you ever created a ditty, a short simple poem that turns into a song?  I did in response to Jesse Anna Bornemann's invitation at Michelle H. Barnes TLD Ditty Challenge:
Find a Beatles song.
Write down as many words from the song as you can. 
Compose a poem that uses at least three words from your list. 
Don't tell the name of the song that inspired your poem.

While visiting my granddaughter this past week, I was inspired to write a poem for her about waking up in the morning. After choosing a Beatles song, I investigated new poetic forms and found the shadorma. It is defined by Writer's Digest as a 6-line syllabic poem of 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllable lines. You can see how it is broken into 6 lines below.

sweet darling
behind clouds of gray
comes the sun
you to greet another day 
peek-a-boo hello
©CV, 2019

For fun, since my granddaughter enjoys music, I turned the poem into a ditty song using the app, Ditty by Zya. It is amazing how technology can assist a not musically-gifted writer to express herself artistically in another dimension. Below is my ditty poem song video.

Last step: I added my poem song with blog address to the padlet,  Today's Little Ditty Song Lyric Poems. The next time I visit my granddaughter we will have a poem song to hear and the video to watch.


  1. What's not to love about this sweet little darling of a ditty, Carol?! The "peek-a-boo hello" is precious. And leave it to you to find a "ditty-making app! LOL!

    1. Michelle, thank you for the sweet comment. I was not sure where I was going with the poem until it dawned on me that the morning routine would be a great way to connect the weather, nature, and my granddaughter's sleepy morning wake-up. The Ditty app was a bonus that allowed me to "play" a bit more digitally.