5w poem example

by • December 2, 2010 • 5 W Poems, Kids Poetry, Nature Poems, Poetry Workshop, Winter PoemsComments (16)23576

5w poem example

5w poem example

5w poem example – Poetry Workshop

5 ‘W’ poems consist of 5 simple lines.  With the structure of:

Line 1: Who
Line 2: What
Line 3: When
Line 4: Where
Line 5: Why

They can be suitable for children to learn their 5 W’s or people of any age to write just for fun. It is a great way to play with words and produce a wonderful short poem. I have written an example of my own. I hope you enjoy reading it and should try to write one your self.

(who)     Snowflakes
(what)   Fell upon my golden hair,
(when)  As I stepped out the front door,
(where) In the beautiful city of London,
(Why)   Because nature did what it does best.

© 2010 Marinela Reka


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16 Responses to 5w poem example

  1. jinksy says:

    Except children tend to begin with the ‘Why?’ question! LOL 🙂

  2. DCW says:

    Children’s mirth
    Singing in the dark
    Christmas Eve
    In Lincoln Park
    For joyful birth

  3. Hilary says:

    Hi Marinela .. I love the simplicity of this approach .. great – thank you .. Hilary

  4. Leslie White says:

    Thank-you for sharing this. Have written your directions down. This may come in handy for some time spent with my Granddaughter. 🙂 I’ve heard, on the news, you’ve had quite a bit of snow!

  5. WOW!Real Cool!Would love to try this approach.

    Btw,thanks for dropping by on my side,too.

  6. R.S. Mallari says:

    You’ve just made poetry a simple task to make. This is isn’t exactly for kids only, anyone who would want to write poetry should start with this.

  7. Pietro says:

    Quiet and serene snowflakes
    falling softly upon the slopes
    during the Winter Holidays
    in the picturesque mountain village,
    for a fascinating, unforgettable Christmas.

  8. Evelyn says:

    gonna try right now…
    thanks for inspiration

  9. JamieDedes says:


    I just read your “About” – and nice to meet you, Marinela. Poem on …

    I hope you will consider joining the fun at Thursday Poets Rally. Check it out here:

    Email me if you have questions. Be sure to include the link to your site in the email

    Regards –

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