Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A boat and an airplane fell in love...#252

Boat & Airplane
by Amy LV

A couple of weeks ago, flying over the Great Lakes, I looked down at Earth.  We weren't too high yet, and I could see tiny sailboats making little white wave wakes.  I thought about me looking down at the boats, and I wondered if anyone in those boats was looking up at the plane.  Somehow this story poem took hold then and comes to you, mysteriously, today...

Students - here is a neat writing contest, expiring on January 17, 2010.  It's at Spilling Ink, a website named after the inspiring book by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter.  Well, these two authors are hosting a short story contest involving an invention and a problem.  The prize is a book and a Skype visit with the author Ellen Potter...a visit during which your class can ask questions all about writing!  Check out the details here.  In case you missed it, I linked to SPILLING INK, the book, back at the end of June.

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  1. I really like this one, Amy. So brilliantly original. I love the tender, bittersweet tone, as well as your amazing phrasing. I will remember those last four lines for a long time. Thank you for writing such memorable poems. You are one of the few poets whose poems I read and say to myself, "I wish I had written that."

  2. Thank you, Charles. You are so generous, and your words mean more to me than I can even say. A.