Sunday, June 3, 2012
Summer Writing - #TeachersWrite
It's a new group, I read on Facebook from Two Writing Teachers, then on to Kate Messner's blog. I signed up, then went to twitter to find that there is a group there too, #TeacherWrite. Today, Jen Vincent is talking about her part at Teach Mentor Texts. When I go to twitter, everyone is talking, talking & the Google Docs document is filling, filling. Now I'm getting nervous. But I've already learned something good: Gae Polisner, author of The Pull of Gravity, offers a Friday Feedback post at her blog That Wee Bit Heap, & she will be joining Jen & Kate as the glue that holds this now quite large group together. So if you're not aware, check it out to see if you'd like to join & write with us. I hope to see some of you there!
So, I thought I'd write a poem in preparation for a beginning, and this is what happened.
I read once that poetry must come to you,
and find that this time it is not true.
I cannot write a decent line,
nor be the glue that holds
the words together
in sensible shape
and worthy form.
I cannot even find that poetry
which often keeps me warm.
I could write lists of things I love,
and things that make me think.
I feel I'm able to perform,
and know that to be or not
is not for me,
Looking forward to more words, more exploration with this fabulous group.