Today, I bring you the brick verse (not very inspired but the closest I can get to without using trademark names!). Since January 28th happens to be International Lego Day, what better way to celebrate it than trying to use Legos to craft poetry? Well, I know there are tons of other things too but this is fun as well, so why not try it out? Read on for tips and a how to craft some fun poems while playing with Legos.
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Poetic Sundays: Build Yourself a Brick Verse!
International Lego Day is celebrated on January 28th (the date the original patent was filed). And today, I bring you another way to play with these colorful bricks that have since ruled the world, or at least the floors of so many homes around the world and the cause of many parental ‘ouch’es!
My way to play with them – the Brick Verse
So How to Build a Brick Verse?
Creating poetry with Lego bricks and words can be fun in so many ways. Here is a step by step on how you can do it.
What You Need for your Brick Verse
- Lego blocks or other similar bricks/blocks in various colors and shapes along with a baseplate
- Word stickers or labels / Markers
- Imagination and creativity!
- Get your Lego bricks aka your poetic building blocks ready.
- Collect a variety of Legos in different colors, shapes, and sizes. The more (variety), the better!
- Write or print out words or short phrases that you’d like to use in your poetry. These could be thematic words, emotions, or any terms that inspire you. Alternatively, you can use pre-made word stickers
- Attach the word stickers to the Lego blocks. You can also use markers or pens to write directly on the blocks.
- Build Your Poem: Start arranging the Lego blocks to form your poem. Experiment with different combinations and structures.
- Try to include visual elements by using blank Lego pieces to create images or symbols within to complement your poetic theme. This adds a visual dimension to your poetry.
- Play around with the structure of your poem. Lego blocks can be connected in various ways, allowing you to experiment with the form and shape of your poetry.
- Make it three-dimensional if you wish! You can place words on the different faces of your Lego bricks and see how creating a poem one way impacts the other side of it!!
- Feel free to take apart and rebuild your Lego poetry to explore different arrangements and meanings. This process allows for continuous revision and refinement.
- Capture Your Creation: Take pictures or document your Lego poetry from different angles. This will allow you to appreciate the three-dimensional aspect of your creation.
Remember, it is poetic play! So have fun, let your imagination run wild, and enjoy the process of creating poetry in this vibrant, visual, and playful way!
Note: this is an AI generated image of a Brick Verse so any words you see will not make sense but it is to give you an idea of the Brick Verse and multi-dimensionality!
On My Blog And the Homefront
Here are the posts this week
Later but got it done… all seven posts for last week here
- Not so Silly Conversations: Brain and Brawn and Me
- Celebrating India’s 75th Republic Day: With Wondrous Tales and More
- Great Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas: A Baker’s Dozen
- On the Silk Road Plus a Wonderful Feast of Words and More
- The Pinch of Prequels: The Wonderful Missed Reads
- Poetic Patterns in Snow and More
- Sunday Scribblings #173: Exploring the Power of the One-Liner Poem
And oh, before I forget, here are the completed benches on their way to my daughter’s elementary school (the beneficiary – they are going to use it next to a little library for the kids in the waiting area outdoors). They loved the benches and the personal touches my daughter added to them – those paw prints!
Finishing up cleaning and putting our home back to normal or a new normal after the bathroom remodeling and paintwork done.
Reusing this part from last year’s post around this week for my reading list is kind of the same now 🙂
My reading is varied, and a big chunk of it is the Cybils finalists in the nonfiction category. But I can’t say anything else for now, just that all of us round 2 judges are reading, and pretty sure that we are all making tough choices among excellent reads.
This Week’s Celebrations
Literary Celebrations (close-to-it also!)
- Literary birthdays this week include: Anton Chekhov on the 29th of Jan; Lloyd Alexander on Jan 30th; Laura Lippman and Norman Mailer on Jan 31st; Langston Hughes and Meg Cabot on Feb 1st; Ayn Rand, James Joyce and Khushwant Singh on the 2nd of Feb; Gertrude Stein and Ransom Riggs on Feb 3rd; Ravinder Singh and Russell Hoban on the 4th of Feb
- It is National Corn Chip Day on the 29th
- followed by National Croissant Day on the 30th of January
- Then we have National Hot Chocolate Day on Jan 31st
- And some more treats for the ones with a sweet tooth with National Baked Alaska Day and National Dark Chocolate Day on February 1st
- Switching to something savory on February 2nd with National Tater Tot Day
- and one of my favorites on the 3rd of February, when it is National Carrot Cake Day
- National Homemade Soup Day is on the 4th of Feb
- January 29th observes National Puzzle Day
- followed by National Draw a Dinosaur Day on the 30th of January
- Then it is National Backward Day and National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day on January 31st
- While Feb 1st celebrates National Freedom Day (Freedom From Slavery).
- The 2nd of February observes National Groundhog Day. What wll Phil predict for us? The date also celebrates World Play Your Ukulele Day and World Wetlands Day
- Followed by National Women Physicians Day on 3rd of February
- Then it is World Cancer Day, International Day of Human Fraternity, and National Thank a Mail Carrier Day on the 4th
Related Reads and More
- Playful Puzzle Poems to Pass the Time
- The Latin Square Poem Puzzle: A Delightful Challenge
- 5 Children’s Books to Inspire Your Heart With Art
- Draw-A-Saurus: Everything You Need to Know to Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs. Check out my review in the linked post above (5 children’s books….)
Wrapping up my Sunday Scribblings
So dear reader, you have reached the end of this Sunday Scribblings! As always, I welcome your thoughts, comments, and suggestions about this post. And do let me know if you plan to celebrate any of these mentioned celebrations this coming week/month? If you build a Lego poem, I would love to read/see it, so please do share it with me