Friday, July 20, 2012

Creative Writing: July Blog 3- Letters from Mom & Mimi

Dear Ellie Spaghetti,

Tomorrow is Kyle’s 5k and this always brings such a mixture of emotions- nervous excitement and grieving devotion.  I want to make sure everything goes just right to honor your brother and make sure his memory stays alive.  We feel so supported and blessed by such wonderful family and friends who really are the ones that make the event a success.  And Ellie, I am so happy that you are a part of celebrating your brother’s life and legacy!  I will tell you all about it in next week’s blog.

This has been such a busy week getting everything ready for the 5k.  So to still continue with our creative writing theme (but taking a month break from our Ellie and the Magic Teapot adventure stories), we are trying our hand at writing poetry.

So as for our guidelines: your Mimi tried to make this easy on me and started.  Her writing is in italics and mine is in regular font.  Last week, we attempted a limerick.  This week, we are trying a haiku poem (which is a Japanese poem with 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five).  I’m learning a lot about writing while working with your Mimi on this blog (poetry is definitely out of my comfort zone)!  So here’s what we came up with:


Giggles and playmates
Sing a-longs and story reads
Eyes of wonder, hearts anew.

Lively vivacious
Full of life and zealous
Passionate small ones.

Boisterous and bashful
Running freely here and there
Delightful young souls.

Fearless and stubborn
Seeing the world fresh
Believing in magic

Innocence, sweet scents
Tussled hair and mismatched clothes
Heaven’s gift to us.

Future leaders and teachers
They will change the earth.

We love you Ellie!
Mom & Mimi

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