I came to this conclusion a few months ago. While working on a story, and when I’m alone, I often speak the dialogue out loud, giving voice to all the characters involved in the conversation. I used to do this when I would act out stories with my sisters and we played multiple characters. Not much has changed, has it?
Poem 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.
“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?
SThis 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?
This is for everyone who finds March as boring and frustrating as I do.
This 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?