Friday, October 20, 2017

Happy National Day on Writing! #WhyIWrite



What's Inside?
Photo by Amy LV




Students - Today is the National Day on Writing!  On this day, we celebrate the power and beauty of writing, many sharing with the hashtag #WhyIWrite.  Today's poem is a tribute to writing and to all of the mystery it offers us.  You will note that this poem does not rhyme, but you may also note that there is a bit of repetition of structure.  This holds the poem...and the sense of mystery...together.

Teachers, please do not miss NCTE's rich website for the National Day on Writing.  There are so many ideas and resources and inspiring posts to learn from and share.  Below you can the little video I made for the Writer's Story Campaign.  If you and/or your students wish to share about your own writing on social media today, please include the #WhyIWrite hashtag so that all of us can find you!



Yesterday was the book birthday of my new POEMS ARE TEACHERS: HOW STUDYING POETRY STRENGTHENS WRITING IN ALL GENRES.  I am celebrating that good fun with a book and cookie giveaway...so if you're interested in learning more, please just head on over to yesterday's post where you find links to posts about the book (thank you, friends!) and enter a giveaway (through Thursday, October 26) too.

Please visit the latest post at my other blog, Sharing Our Notebooks to win a copy of Caroline Starr Rose's latest book!  She's sharing a poem AND a peek inside of her notebooks.

Happy Poetry Friday, friends!  Leigh Ann is hosting this week's Poetry Friday roundup over at A Day in the Life.  It's her first time hosting, and she's doing so with a beautiful book share...don't miss!

13 comments:

Robyn Hood Black said...

Brilliant, Amy - your truth-holding poem, your generous video - all of it! Perfect way to celebrate the day. I'm glad you write! XO

Whispers from the Ridge said...

Love, love! Writing can open so many doors. Thank you for sharing a doorway to more writing possibilities on this National Day on Writing!
hugs,
Kiesha

Linda said...

Loved watching you video, and I can't wait to get my hands on POEMS ARE TEACHERS (mine is supposed to arrive tomorrow!). xo

Linda B said...

Joy all around, especially entering one of those doors, or ALL of them, Amy. Your invitations to teachers and students are a gift every time you write.

Mitchell Linda said...

Stunning .... simply stunning. Thank you for sharing this.

Rosi said...

What a lovely poem! This just made my day. Thanks so much.

Mary Lee said...

"you write your way in"

YES!!

Ruth said...

Everything has a door! Yes!

Kay said...

Writing opens so many doors, sometimes even surprising the writer with where it leads.

Leigh Anne Eck said...
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Leigh Anne Eck said...

I have enjoyed reading everyone's comments, reviews, and interviews about your book! Now, I can't wait to read it for myself! I love the poem you shared today. Yes, writing does have a way of opening doors, and also closing some which need to be closed!

Catherine said...

"Your pen is the key..." I will be sharing this poem with students tomorrow! I love your video, too. I have to say the photo at the top of this post took my breath away for a minute. This cabinet is so similar to one that stood in my grandmother's house, which is the source of so many of my poems. Thank you for being such a shining light of love for poetry!

Michelle Kogan said...

I like the doors, and especially the carved fish for the moon, and the "your pen" being "the key," thanks Amy!