It is Day #2 of Free Verse Week II, continuing through this Friday!
Today my daughters and I stayed home. Phew! It has been a busy couple of weeks, and so today we sat in the living room together drinking tea, knitting, reading, and playing with the dollhouse. We did not take the hike I had imagined when I awoke, the hike which was supposed to send us home laden with leaves for pressing. And since I did not live the day I imagined, I wrote a poem about that imagined day instead. Tomorrow we will hike into the poem that rests on my paper tonight.
Students - it's funny the way that writing and living connect. Sometimes we write things we wish to remember. Sometimes we write things we wish to do. This poem is an example of the latter. What do you wish you had done? Wish you will do? Start there. Wishes are rich.
If you live in a place where fall is singing its own anthem these days, and if you are looking for leaf-ideas, visit Our Big Earth to learn about pressing leaves between wax paper and Gingerbread Snowflakes to learn about preserving leaves with Mod Podge. You can find even more information about leaf crafting at Frugal Fine Living. And if you're still feeling autumnal and artistic, read at Ten Kids and a Dog about how to make a beautiful Indian corn necklace, definitely on my list for this month.
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