Happy Poetry Friday to all! It's a short and sweet haiku this week inspired by the summer scent on the ridge. For more poetry goodies, head to Tabatha's at the Opposite of Indifference.
Invitation to Write:
Keeping up with our writing lives isn't always easy. The summer months can be especially busy with traveling and spending time with friends and family. Finding time to write can be a challenge, but it can be done! Whenever I find myself on the go and in danger of neglecting my writing, I remind myself of how important my writing is to my daily life. It provides a natural energy boost that keeps me going from one daily event to the next. Like my PF friend Jone MacCulloch says, "It's important to keep a writing practice."
I couldn't agree more. So wherever your day takes you, be sure to schedule in a little writing practice!
7/13/2017 07:34:07 pm
Thank you for your poem, and especially for the reminder to always schedule a bit of writing time. With a new baby and kids home from school, it can be a challenge!
7/13/2017 07:39:25 pm
Lovey scents and summer image Kiesha, thanks! I definitely agree with you about the writing everyday, I also like to fit in some visual art too.
7/13/2017 09:33:38 pm
That heavy scent and stickiness of summer is starting now. I can feel the summer in your poem.
7/13/2017 11:58:06 pm
I've never smelled molasses being made, but I feel like I'm missing out on the "sweet smell of summer"! Congrats on keeping up your writing practice even when you are short on time.
7/14/2017 02:57:50 am
I love this! Yes, that sweet smell....after grass has been cut....the fragrance of a field soaked in sunshine or trees releasing coolness. It is a lovely and slow pouring scent. I think you've captured it beautifully.
7/14/2017 04:25:01 am
This lovely image transports me to a field I remember from child days. Appreciations for capturing that fresh aroma in your haiku.
7/14/2017 06:01:55 am
Ooh, I so agree about the writing practice! Think of it like brushing your teeth. Don't go to bed without doing it. (It's that important!!) xo
7/14/2017 06:05:20 am
We always buy farm-made molasses at the Fairfield County Fair. It makes the best gingerbread, and if I'd ever get back to baking it, the best wheat bread!
7/14/2017 07:52:04 am
Mmmmmolasses, which I don't associate with summer, but which is a pretty good metaphor for a day of 95* heat and 95% humidity!
7/14/2017 12:03:12 pm
Love the smell and sticky feel of your summer haiku! Thanks for the encouragement to make time to write.
7/14/2017 07:34:41 pm
Mmmm.... molasses. And thanks for the timely mid-summer encouragement to keep our writing lives tended during these sticky, sometimes wonky-scheduled months!
7/15/2017 08:26:10 am
Lovely haiku to capture that scent of summer. I will be breathing deep of it this week....and of collecting words to write along t&e way.
7/15/2017 08:43:54 am
It never occurred to me that you can actually make molasses! Live and learn.
4/16/2018 03:55:14 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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