Things to Do if You Are a Writer
Jot down ideas
For ideas are everywhere.
Live with your eyes wide open.
Live with your ears wide open.
And most importantly live with an opened-wide heart.
Try for a little bit everyday.
Read everything and read often!
Read like a writer.
Notice the small moments,
Savor moments big and small.
Write them down,
For you think you will always remember
And you will if you tuck them in your notebook.
Like a baby nestled in under a quilt
Your thoughts will be safe until morning.
Tonight I am posting a first draft poem inspired by Elaine Magliaro who blogs at Wild Rose Reader. My students and I love reading and writing this type of poem. Watch for student poems coming soon. Happy Poetry Month!