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Writing Tip — Poem in Your Pocket Day

 

denimw1-164983_1280Poem in Your Pocket Day is a day to celebrate poetry, created by the Academy of American Poets. It’s a day to share a favorite poem that you carry with you. I’m using my blog as my virtual pocket and will share one of my favorite Psalms.

Psalm 121:1:

“I lift my eyes to the hill — where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”

What poem do you want to share?

Writing Tip — Just For Fun

Sspringw-342610_1280This quote is from the story “The Mountain”. Third graders Pat and Crazy Eddie are getting a bad case of spring fever and decide to enjoy April by climbing a mountain close to their homes in Idaho.

Pat explains that the mountain would call to him.

“Pat! Pat! Come climb me! It will be fun! And I won’t try to kill you, as I do some folks!”

On an April Saturday at the age of eight, I learned that mountains don’t always tell the truth.

Do you have a favorite quote or though about spring?

Just For Fun

crocusw-1985298_1280This is for everyone who finds March as boring and frustrating as I do.

Writing Tip — Just For Fun

blizzardw-1025002_1280This poem was inspired by John Updike’s poem about January in A Child’s Calendar. Although the poem may sound depressing, I like January. I enjoy winter and my birthday as well as the birthdays of all my kids are in this month.

How does January make you feel?

Writing Tip — Just For Fun

IMG_9298I always do a funny Christmas card with my kids, and this year we decided to invent different varieties of “Elf on the Shelf”. “Troll in a Bowl”, anyone? What variations can you think of?

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