One Writer’s Journey

April 18, 2014

Why Write: As explained by poet Naomi Shihab Nye

I’m not going to lie.  If I was going to be a fan-girl, I’d tag along after Naomi Shihab Nye.  Her poetry speaks to me and, as she explains here, that’s exactly what poetry is meant to do.

As she discussed how poetry works to help us see what all people’s have in common and as a means to distill and understand your day, it hit me.  Writing for children can, if you allow it, work in much the same way.  It’s up to you the writer.  If we choose to do so, we wield great power.

Wow.

Off to go noodle that one over for a while.

–SueBE

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