Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Writing Is Like...


Writing is like a windowpane
opening out to the world.
It fogs up at times
but with care becomes
a lens to life.
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Writing is the pen
sweeping the page,
dipping into the
inkwell of life.
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Writing is like the breath:
the rise and fall,
the peace and struggle,
the pause and flow,
the mindful inhale and
the thoughtful exhale
that link to sensory emotions.
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Writing is nature's lens
to a world of beauty-
to all that can be seen
and wondered upon.
©CV, 2017
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Thank you to my colleague, Michelle H. Barnes, for this month's ditty challenge chosen by Melissa Manlove, Senior Editor at Chronicle Books. The challenge is to write a poem that explores how writing (or a book) is like something else. Click here to read the Michelle's interview with Melissa Manlove. You can read other poems at Michelle's May 2017 padlet.