Wednesday, May 31, 2017

DMC: "Rivers" by Juanita Havill





RIVERS

Writing,
You swim in a river of words.
Word by chosen word,
The delta nears.

Reading,
You stand in the same river twice,
Seeing deeper as
The water clears.


© 2017 Juanita Havill. All rights reserved.


Click HERE to read this month's interview with Melissa Manlove, Senior Editor at Chronicle Books. Her DMC challenge is to write a poem that explores how writing (or a book) is like something else.

You have until the end of today, May 31st, to join in! Post your poem on our May 2017 padlet and I will add it to the wrap-up presentation HERE. Two lucky participants will win a book published by Chronicle earlier this year: LOVING VS. VIRGINIA by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Shadra Strickland, or LOVE IS by Diane Adams, illustrated by Claire Keane.





5 comments:

  1. This poem is short, concise and meaningful to me. Thanks Juanita and Michelle. I am ready to post mine, Michelle.

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  2. I find this poem so calming, Juanita. I strive to be this kind of writer— hard-working, but not forceful, present with the process as it unfolds.

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  3. Wow! It feels almost like haiku in it's stillness. Very beautiful.

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  4. My comment echoes your words, Juanita, so clear are the feelings of writing and reading. It's lovely.

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  5. Jesse Anna BornemannJune 1, 2017 at 10:29 AM

    Elegant and powerful. Every word fits. I love it, Juanita!

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