Welcome to Philip Levine, new Poet Laureate of the US! You can read some of his work here at The Writer's Almanac. For today, here are a few words, the last lines, from "On My Own."
...know, now it's obvious, what with the light
of the Lord streaming through the nine
windows of my soul and the music of rain
following in my wake and the ordinary airon fire every blessed day I waken the world.
by Amy LV
When I was a little girl, I loved summer camp. I loved summer camp as soon as my parents left, that is. The transition of Mom and Dad leaving me for a whole week, however, was teary. Hours of bonfires, play, crafts, sports, swimming, and camp songs later, the week ended and my parents returned. So did my tears. I always thought that my mixed up feelings were rather funny, and I still do.
Students - one way to find writing ideas is to watch and notice your feelings. We are all full of so many emotions, and writing can help us to understand our moods and our loved ones' feelings too. When I was a little girl, my sister Heidi and I would dance around our living room to the songs in Marlo Thomas & Friends' FREE TO BE YOU AND ME, a book full of heart-wisdom both then and now.
Here's one favorite song from the book/record/8-track/cassette/CD/ipod download: Rosey Grier singing, "It's Alright to Cry."
And since it is still summer, here's another camping poem about sleeping in a sleeping bag!
Karen is hosting today's Poetry Friday smorgasbord over at Karen Edmisten: The Blog with the Shockingly Clever Title.
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