Life and writing, serious and humorous, old and young, past and present: it's all part of the fabric.
"Waterpink splendor" -- I love that!
Yes! Treegold waterpink! Love this. XO
A dose of inspiration that should never be missed. The colors!
I am bedazzled by your words: treegold and waterpink. The photos are lovely. Thank you for sharing your view and your treasure. In my "real" life I would have such a view and a lovely porch to sit and write, think and dream on. Thank you for helping me have ideawarming visions of what might be! Janet Clare F.
Morning and afternoon skies work their magic. We just have too sit back and watch the trick. No hat or rabbit needed.
It's easy to see why you can't focus on writing, when the world around is so beautiful!
It looks as though that deer shares your slower pace. I love how thoughtful and observant she is, admiring the foliage.
How I love your slow words, inspired by your autumn splendor!
We have been studying this poem, "Setting," for a while now. We think that it is a very inspiring piece and it helps us to improve our writing. We identified a craft move based on your writing. It is called "The Picture Maker." It is when each picture is of a new perspective in a place. This helps the piece flow and helps us to transition from idea to idea. This has inspired us to make our writing the best it can be.From: Sarah and Alex - Grade 5, Fay School
Ooh, very perceptive of you! Good luck with your own writing -- xx
In English class, we have been reading poems on your blog. We have also been using your poems as mentor texts as we write our poems. We take craft moves from your poems, name them, and use them in our poems as well. From your poem, "Setting," we named a craft move, "The Adjective Sandwich." This is where you wrote, "This dazzling/ treegold/ waterpink/ splendor." We find this important because you create a clear image in our minds with a new "flavor" with each new adjective. We find your poetry inspiring as we write our poems. We enjoyed reading your poem "Setting" because of the beautiful wording you used that drew us in immediately. We appreciate the time you took to come to our school and talk to us. We learned a lot about your writing process and how to improve ours. You are such a great writer and we hope to read more of your work in the future. Bryn, Annalisa and Abby - Grade 5, Fay School
Love 'the adjective sandwich'!! I love when those sandwiches arrive in my brain / the air and then float down to the paper. xx
“Maybe we’re here only to say: house, bridge, well, gate, jug, olive-tree, window--at most, pillar, tower--but to say them, remember, oh! to say them in a way that the things themselves never dreamed of so intensely.” --Rilke
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