Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SOL 11 of 31 - Moonsong Lullaby

One of the highlights about writing every day is the need to "mine" old journals for inspiration and topics.  I've enjoyed rereading the bits and pieces I've recorded over the past couple of years.  Here is a snippet of a conversation with my daughter from six months ago:

Clara: Did you take a shower?

Me: No, I’ll take my shower in the morning.

Clara: I take my bath when it’s dark…

Me: Yes, at night.

Clara: When the stars are out…
            and the moon…
            is singing a lullaby…

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  1. Beautiful words from Clara. How old is she? The moon singing a lullaby sounds rather young. Children lose this about school age.

    1. Clara said this just a couple of weeks after her third birthday. I really hope that she doesn't lose her poetic touch/wisdom with the start of school!

  2. This rereading allows us to excavate hidden gems and gain new ideas from older entries. What you have highlighted here is a reminder that we must pass on this important action to the young writers with whom we work.

  3. Wow, she is a writer already! This could easily be turned into a haiku!

  4. Oh... such poetry sweetness. Is she four? six? Sounds like that aged wisdom. Love the ethereal moon in the image you chose too.

  5. I bet you're happy to find this again, Susan. Such a sweet moment, and it's nice that you're capturing them in your journal.

  6. That is a very precious memory! She is quite the poet...love her words
    "When the stars are out…
    and the moon…
    is singing a lullaby…"