Saturday, April 20, 2013

Drawing and Writing What's Under the Couch


Welcome to Day 20 of Drawing Into Poems, my daily drawing/seeing/writing study into poetry.  You can read more about this month-long project here on my April 1 post.  Feel free to read the books with me and pull out your own sketchbook and jewelry box full of metaphor too...

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Students - Last night when I was about to draw, my husband handed me a recorder he had just found under out couch.  "Is anyone looking for this?" he asked.  "Here, I'll take it," I said.  "I'll draw it."  See, it doesn't always matter what the subject is or how wonderful the idea-of-the-day is.  What matters is the work.  What matters is the practice.  The same is true for writing.  There are days (last Thursday for Friday's post, for example) when I have no idea what to write.  But I still write.  And an idea, good or less than good, does come.

It was neat to remember all of those music things.  I think I may have a few poemideas tucked away now.

Trust the work.

If you did not stop by yesterday, do not miss the fourth grade history poems by Theresa Annello's students at Paul Road Elementary in the Gates Chili Central School District in Western New York.

On this coming Tuesday, I will be a guest of Wonderopolis for this month's #WonderChat celebrating poetry and wonder.  This is the chat rescheduled from Monday evening, and I hope that you will be able to join us!

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1 comment:

Linda at teacherdance said...

I like the sketch, a lot! But I like the idea of drawing what's under the couch even better, or maybe writing about it. Have fun at IRA!