We're back from a brief camping trip in Wildcat Mountain State Park, where we hiked along nearly empty trails hoping for a glimpse of the Kickapoo River,
looked down on vultures soaring over the valley,
and rested and read in a secluded campsite.
At night, we stared up at a skyful of stars, warmed by a cozy campfire.
Every once in awhile, I remember the advice I give to students:
- Walk. The regular motion helps ideas flow.
- Read. Take time to appreciate the sounds of the words as well as the meaning.
- Slow down and pay attention. A change in scenery (especially outdoors) can bring inspiration.
Works for me, too!
This week's Poetry Friday Roundup is at Today's Little Ditty.
JoAnn Early Macken