Friday, February 15, 2013

Writing Small & Learning to See

      As a writer, you need to learn how to describe the small things. Your grandmother's fingers. The sand in your bathing suit after a day at the beach.
      That's one of the reasons I like photography. It teaches me to look. It makes me pay close attention to particularity, the tiny details of the world that bring so much richness to the world.
      Here are some photos I took during a recent vacation to Hawaii.


  1. wow!!!!! Those are really good pictures! You must have a REALLY great camera

  2. A haiku for you about the first image:

    lavender light bursts
    from sunshine center opens
    tiny bee stops by.

    *I find images the most inspiring for poetry, don't you?

  3. Sarah, it's not the camera it's the photographer! (Hee hee...)

    I like your haiku, Margaret. Thanks for sending!

  4. Hi! I introduced myself to you yesterday at the Dublin Lit conference. Planning on doing the "I Remember the Good Old Days" with my 6th - 8th graders later this week. Where can I find your poem you used as a mentor text for us? Thanks again for the great workshop...can't wait to get my guys (and gals) going in some new writing directions!
    Trish Eaton

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