Monday, March 31, 2014

Writer

Slice of Life Challenge
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On Saturday I had the privilege of listening to Penny Kittle talk about writing. She said, "Fifteen minutes a day and you have a writing life"...that was passed onto her by her mentor Donald Graves. This month I've lived that...at least fifteen minutes everyday and I've written a blog post. It's changed me.


My writer's eyes
notice everything
Always looking for things to write-

My mind looks for connections
The act of writing everyday has 
changed the synapses 
in my brain...
created new pathways

My writing
I've created...
a month filled with thoughts,
musings, questions, declarations
about life, dogs, education

I've discovered friends
writers
teachers
who support, challenge,
guide, & inspire me as a 
teacher
writer

My writer's eyes
continue to search
Always looking for things to write-


I'm so sad to see March end. 
Incredibly grateful to everyone who's read & commented.
Inspired to continue writing & blogging. 
Relieved that we still have Tuesdays.
Happy to be ending with writing friends I didn't have before!
Thank you to everyone!

13 comments:

  1. Great poem. I love how I find things to write about during this SOL season because I LOOK for them and FIND THEM. Great point!

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    1. I appreciate your compliment, Anita. Poetry is something I want to work on and refine, so I appreciate your compliment!

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  2. Ohhhh! I like that line from Donald Graves! ...Must have been so great to hear Penny Kittle!

    What a perfect slice!

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  3. That's awesome that you got to hear and see Penny Kittle. She's something isn't she! Congratulations on finishing the challege - now keep going!

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  4. Yes, I am still a little envious that you got to see Penny Kittle! This writing really is about noticing, creating, discovering, searching and making connections! Well said Michelle!

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    1. She was AMAZING! I'll write more about her soon. Thanks for your kind words!

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  5. You wrote my thoughts. That is always to mark of good writing. Are you considering doing the Poetry Workshop Chris Lehman put out in the world? http://christopherlehman.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/join-lets-rejuvenate-with-a-poetry-workshop/ ?

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    1. Julieanne, Yes I am planning on applying for that. It looks amazing!! How about you?!?!

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  6. Lovely to read your reflection, Michelle. I enjoy what you write every.single.time, & am so glad you'll be around on Tuesday! Best wishes for the Lehman application. I have some other plans, but it really looks like fun!

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  7. I love how you summed up your experience in a poem. Look forward to seeing you on Tuesdays.

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  8. Love your poem, Michelle! It's so true that writing changes the synapses in our brains. It's amazing, isn't it!

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