Wanting to capture that experience, I started to think in verse. Why does verse seem to come to me more easily than prose when I have strong feelings to express? That's the subject of another blog, I think. For today, the verse led me to thinking about my back, and being back, being back in my routine, for the most part. The play on words and the opposition sent me to the diamonte poem. Would that form capture the moment? Here's my effort.
complaining creaking stabbing
awareness improvement flexibility movement
stretching walking lifting
I've used this form with students in many different contexts. Now, there's a wonderful site that provides the organizer and the format. http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/diamante/