Monday, June 28, 2010

MyPoWriYe #89 - Lilac Fort


A Lilac Spot
Photo by Amy LV


When I was a little girl, we had a row of lilac bushes along the edge of our yard.  I used to crawl in between bushes into hollows between branches.  There I would sit, think, daydream, and fold and tear lilac leaves into snowflakes.  

Small secret places such as these are treasure boxes...for children and adults too.  Just yesterday we visited friends who are building a new house.  In this big new home, a small office tucked itself behind a door, just enough space to be alone to think and dream.

Students - do you have a secret place?  Or a cozy spot?  If so, it might be a fine writing place. It might also be a fine idea to write about!

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2 comments:

Mary Lee said...

This poem goes perfectly with Patricia MacLachlan's new book Word After Word After Word. If you haven't read it yet, do so ASAP. You'll LOVE it.

(PS -- just commented on the hiccup poem and now I get word verification: hicsion...a new word to describe the state of being plagued by hiccups? some kind of spyware in my computer messing with my mind by using bits of words I've typed at verification words???)

Amy LV said...

Mary Lee,
Oh goody! I just got that book...based on a blog recommendation. I looove Patricia MacLachlan and cannot wait to start this new one as soon as I finish BORROWED NAMES which I simply adore. I've folded near-half of the pages down...
A.