Showing posts with label Poetry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Poetry. Show all posts

Monday, December 9, 2013

Picture Quote Monday {Christmas}

Christmas is in full swing at our house! This is our family's favorite time of year. Family is coming to visit, cookies are in the oven, and presents are hiding in the closet. Bing Crosby and Andy Williams are playing on the radio and our favorite old Christmas films are in the Netflix queue (if you haven't seen White Christmas, you must). And of course, there's at least one bookish ornament on the tree. In honor of the holiday season, here's a little peek into my home, and some of my favorite Christmas poems. 

From our family to yours - Merry Christmas! I hope your season is filled with peace, hope, and joy.





Friday, October 4, 2013

Poetry and Such

Since this is a blog mostly featuring literary themed ramblings, and since I'm an author always bothering you with talk about writing, I thought it might be nice to share some actual, well...writing.

It's a little different from my usual work, since it's a poem. Most of the verses I've penned happened during my childhood, when it was my go-to Mother's Day gift. I wrote this particular poem as a Language Arts exercise for my daughter. I set out to use her spelling words in a story (making it her job to read it and circle the aforementioned words) and this is what came of it. Now, I'm by no means a professional poet, so all you rhyming masters out there will have to forgive me if my meter isn't perfect.

We Are the Books

We are the books,
We have something to say.
A story to tell,
If you say that we may.
Now if you read fast,
Or if you read slow,
It doesn't matter,
We're ready to go.
So come take a trip,
Come along and you'll see,
You can go anywhere,
See any sea.
Fly a hot air balloon,
Sit on a train.
Cut through the jungle,
Sail around Spain.
Meet lots of people,
Some happy, some sad.
Some at their best,
And some horribly bad.
Find a lost treasure,
Wish on a star,
Have an adventure,
Wherever you are.
And when you are done,
You'll love where you went,
And be ready to go,
Where you haven't gone yet.
So open us up,
And soon you will see,
A book is a door,
And you are its key.

So there you have it! I'm attempting to learn more about writing poetry, since I do have a picture book series in the works that is written in verse. I've always written by ear, so I've never really paid too much attention to the technical side of things. So if you have any advice, or links to articles or books that might help simplify things for me, please share in the comments!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Picture Quote Monday {Beauty}

I came across this poem by G.A. Sala in my 1942 edition of Popular Quotations For All Uses and fell in love with it. Sometimes beauty is found in words, and that is one of my favorite things about writing.