I had heard of Writing Our Way Home and their January “Small Stones” tradition (if you’re not sure what it’s all about, you can read more here), but always seemed to remember or find out about it after the fact and so was never able to participate.
But this year it’s different, thanks to a post by Denise Tanton on BlogHer: Are You Setting Reading or Writing Goals in 2014? These Reading and Writing Challenges Can Help.
So I jumped in and started writing my own “Small Stones” (thanks for the reminder and inspiration, Denise!), and here’s my first selection.
Monochrome sky in soft silken grey
Filigree of black-lace branches
Plush white cape of velvet snow draped
Pan sizzles, silverware tinkles, dishes clatter
He sings silly songs and chatters at the cats
And dinner is served.
Angel’s hair, purest white
Pink-padded paws, softest touch
Love-lit eyes, sweetest heart
Two sparkling glass Mason jars,
shiny screw-top lids,
handfuls of small polished pebbles.
One cradles nurtured hope…
the other, celebrated progress.
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