by Amy LV
Students - I do not draw often, but when I do...I am always happy that I did. Drawing, like writing, stills time, saves a moment. When you go back to something you have drawn or written, you once again live that time, once again see that kitten, once again feel the boom of thunder inside of your heart. Many people say that writing allows a person to "live twice" and the same is true of making art.
Today's verse is simply a small poem about a thought that came into my mind when I looked at the sketch I drew last month on the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage. Try sketching a leaf or a flower as you study it, really observing it from this angle and that. Then, a week or more later, look at your drawing and write about what you see. This way, you will live three times: once in the seeing, once in the drawing, once in the writing!
Making things helps us know who we are. I wish you a summer of making many things: forts, paintings, jam, jokes, and new good friends.
Catherine is hosting today's Poetry Friday roundup (she and Carol switched) over at Catherine Johnson. Visit her cozy nook to catch up with this week's Poetry Friday offerings 'round the Kidlitosphere.
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