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Some nights, I have a really hard time sleeping. I find myself wandering into the darkness of my sleeping house. There's something quite magical that happens late at night when my mind is still awake. It is during those times, that I reach for my notebook and write. I let my imagination run wild, allowing the night time world to whisper its stories and secrets. The poem I am sharing this week has a bit of the magic and whimsy I experienced one night. I wish each of you a night of mystical writing, too1
Invitation to Write:
If you ever have trouble sleeping, writing in your notebook can often soothe you right to sleep. I like to keep a notebook by my bed in case I can't sleep, or if I want to scribble down a dream I want to remember. So many magical ideas can come late at night in the quiet dark. Before you sleep away, jot your thoughts down so they are sure to not slip away!
6/30/2017 06:21:52 am
What a delightful picture you paint with your words, Kiesha!
6/30/2017 06:35:10 am
Reportedly Emily Dickinson wrote most of her poetry in the middle of the night while her family slept. You are in good company, if that's the case!
6/30/2017 06:54:55 am
I like those veiled stars and bouncing fairy! I am up during the night on a regular basis -- I really should get in a writing habit. Thanks for the push! :-)
6/30/2017 07:21:54 am
I love the picture of the midnight fairy on the back of a firefly, KIesha. Maybe I should try writing on "those" nights. I usually pick up a book & read. Thanks for sharing about your time under those "stars veiled in crystal lace".
6/30/2017 10:51:21 am
I love the image of a midnight fairy on the back of a firefly...now if that fairy would only clean my house in the middle of the night! I, too, like writing at night when all is quiet.
6/30/2017 11:20:26 am
ooooh. Summer's blue stem....unexpected and delightful.Tell me more! I want to know.
6/30/2017 03:57:58 pm
Lovely imagery Kiesha, so glad you couldn't sleep so we could have this enchanting poem journey. I could picture the fairy and firefly, and their bouncing flight. Hope sleep visits tonight!
7/1/2017 05:38:02 pm
What a lovely image to capture from a sleepless night. Maybe I'll try grabbing a pen and paper instead of fretting on my next sleepless night.
7/2/2017 07:54:04 am
That's what I call making lemonade! I'm inspired to go ahead and get up to wander and write (I usually lay there grumbling to myself about being awake)!
7/2/2017 02:28:04 pm
Kiesha, this line is a joyous celebration of what nighttime can offer=>"[/allowing the night time world to whisper its stories and secrets." I often find my dream state to be quite a vivid one. I have been having wild dreams lately but a few of them have remained with me (see http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2017/06/strange-dreams.html)
7/2/2017 04:39:58 pm
I like to carry a notebook in my handbag wherever I go, because you never quite know when those moments of inspiration will hit! I don't know if I'd be able to come up with something quite as beautiful in the middle of the night, though! :-)
4/18/2018 07:56:03 pm
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Welcome! I'm Kiesha Shepard, and I have a love for writing and the teaching of writing. Whispers From the Ridge is a place where I can share my words and ideas for teaching writing. It's also a place for you to find inspiration for writing the words inside of you. I invite you into my world of writing as I capture the whispers from the ridge.
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