Friday, February 1, 2019

Imagine Imagine Imagine

Smiling Moon
Stamp & Photo by Amy LV

Students -  Happy World Read Aloud Day!  I love to be read to, and I love to read to others. Today, thinking about people reading to people all over the world, I remembered many joyful years of reading to our three children.  I remembered how sometimes my husband would stand in the doorway listening too.  I remembered how when he read, I would stand in the doorway and listen.  And then I thought about our moon, hanging so brilliantly outside each of our windows.  I imagined the moon as listening and learning, smiling up in the sky.  Just think of how many books the moon has heard!

Sometimes a bit of writing begins with a truth and then travels into the territory of wonder and wish.  Of course we can always write what we know.  But too, we can write of the truths that might be, the truths we imagine, the truths we hope and love to consider.  As writers, we may begin in truth and end in the country of our dreams.

What do you know to be true?  Where might this lead you?  Sometimes the only way to know is to write your way into knowing.

Tabatha is hosting today's Poetry Friday roundup at The Opposite of Indifference, with two thoughtful poems, both of which I will carefully copy into my paper notebook today. Please know that the Poetry Friday community shares poems and poemlove each Friday, and everyone is invited to visit, comment, and post.  And if you have a blog, we welcome you to link right in with us.

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  1. "As writers, we may begin in truth and end in the country of our dreams." -- Nice, Amy! Your "Smiling Moon" stamp is great. I'm happy that you keep making those.

  2. Sometimes a pocket watch sometimes a canoe....sigh

  3. Love the stamps, Amy, & that ending of the moon's visage, "sometimes a pocket watch/sometimes canoe". That old moon of ours is an inspiration every month. Happy Weekend!

  4. I love this line, "As writers, we may begin in truth and end in the country of our dreams." Mind if I quote you? This is so true of my experience in writing poems. I am wishing you could site with me and my students so we could be writing together.

    1. I wish so too! And yes, of course, my friend. xx

  5. Pocket watch/canoe...BRILLIANT!! And there's another of your fabulous eraser stamps!!