Friday, July 31, 2015

Sad - Writing about Feelings

Sad but Dreaming
by Amy LV

Students - I write poems for all kinds of reasons: to be silly, to express fascination, to play with words, to wonder, to describe what I see in my everyday life.  Sometimes, though, I simply write about feelings - feelings I am having now, feelings I see others living with, and feelings I have felt before.  Writing about our feelings helps us make sense of them, helps us become more human.

We don't always have to show our writing-about-feelings with others, but just getting something on paper can help us figure out what we think, can help us know what to do next.  This is just one reason that I keep a notebook, to have a place to keep my feelings.

Keri is hosting today's Poetry Friday roundup over at Keri Recommends.  Enjoy Keri's great note and gorgeous eggs, Irene's beautiful gift poemcollage and all of the lovely offerings today.

Please share a comment below if you wish.


  1. And when you see that shooting star, perhaps you'll know just where you are, a happy place where you can roam, a place for comfort, call it 'home'. Couldn't help it, Amy, just came to me! Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Somewhere out there, there is a rainbow offering hope. Sorry you are sad today. Sending happy thoughts.

  3. Thanks for reminding me to look for rainbows and shooting stars in the sad times.

  4. Amy,
    I think I must have seen a rainbow and a shooting star in my sleep. I woke up with a feeling of hope. I have been sad about several things lately, myself. This is a new month, full of new possibilities. Yay! Thank you for helping me to notice the change in my mood.

  5. Amy, you and Tara are on the same wavelength, writing about feelings. It's so important for kids, and adults!, to know that their feelings are okay. You offer a tool for a lifetime by encouraging writing about one's feelings.

  6. We're both feeling a bit melancholy today, it seems...but a very hopeful poem you have here!