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Two fun things I've done to celebrate this Advent season:
1. enjoyed a cheese a day in an Advent Cheese box I bought at Aldi. Lots of variety, including a fun red pesto gouda that was like having an entire pizza in one bite. :)
2. read a poem a day for children in this Advent Poe-tree created by the good folks at Poetry by Heart. (Instead of one a day, you can now read almost all of them all at once!)
Hope your holiday and every day includes whatever joys make YOU smile!
For today's Roundup, I've got a special little something for you, and her name is Molly! She's a homeschool student who loves poetry, both reading it and writing it. She and I have corresponded via email and snailmail for a couple of years now, and I have loved watching her writing grow!
This month Molly shared with me about the things she's doing to nurture her writing life, including finding a writing community of other young writers! starting a blog!...and she sent a small book of her poems. It totally made my day! And now she and her parents have graciously give me permission to share two of my favorite poems from the book with all of you.
A cold nose
There was a man
And he was old
He took a walk
But it was cold
Off fell his nose
It's quite a good thing
That his wife sews
Ha! Another sewing reference, and such a fun story...it reads like a nursery rhyme, doesn't it?
I also invited Molly to respond to some simple prompts about her experience writing this book. Without further ado, here's Molly!
Poetry IS "an amazing way to process thoughts," isn't it?! I think it's why many of us can't NOT write. We need poetry. Writing poetry is an act of self-care, a way to grow and to deepen all the days of our lives.
So many thanks to Molly and her parents for allowing me to share these gifts. I won't be surprised at all when we see Molly's books in stores one day.
For my ArtSpeak: Animals contribution, I decided to take a walk in the forest...just one more animal poem to go, then onto 2023! Wheee!
lost in the forest
not knowing which is flower,
which is hummingbird
- Irene Latham