“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.” Does that line ring a bell? It’s little Zuzu enlightening her parents, George and Mary Bailey, in It’s a Wonderful Life (one of my favorite holiday pics). This time of year zillions of angels must get wings because Bells are Ringing! (another one of my favs). In the spirit of the season, let’s get ringing!
Poetry Challenge #15
Ring My Bell!
Bells come in many shapes and sizes, with so many different uses, and sounds!
Begin by listing as many bells as come to mind. Here are a few to get you started: Sleigh bells, steeple bells, harness bells, doorbells, elf shoe bells, cow bells, Santa’s bells . . .
Next, list the different sounds those bells make. List real words and make up your own words by using letters to recreate sounds—after all this is your bell. Does it bong? Ring-a-ling? Clink?
Now, follow Zuzu’s lead and imagine what magical thing might happen each time your bell rings?
Write a poem about it. Be sure to include those sounds. Make your poem really ring!
Ring My Bell Playlist:
- Ring My Bell sung by Anita Ward
- Winter Wonderland sung by Michael Buble’
- It's A Wonderful Life Movie
- Bells Are Ringing Movie
- "Twenty-Five Wonderful Facts About It's A Wonderful Life"
*Cindy Faughnan and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge 640ish days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge be sure to let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole dang poem, in the comments!