I'm celebrating with Ruth Ayers this weekend at Discover, Play, Build. Head over and join in the celebrations.
I really dove into writing these past several weeks...I've noticed that it's made me a better listener. I feel like I need to have a way to quickly capture words that could inspire near me or I'll forget them. Last night was an example. A blue jay was perched in the Japanese Cherry Tree and it was squawking up a storm. Natalie was playing around with the iPad and since we had the patio door open, the bird did seem rather loud.
She blurted out, "Bird stop! Stop bird! Stop."
I immediately captured her words in my enotebook and went on to write this poem...
Will the bird stop?
Stop bird, stop!
Why does the bird squawk? squawk, squawk?
What message is he sending?
Now I can see, it cat's tail bending...
Watch out! watch out!
Bird's given warning!
Watch for the cat-
Who's slinking I the morning!
So today, I'm celebrating birds and Nat's words that were inspiration for writing.