Insecure Writer’s Support Group Jan 2014 #IWSG

The theme of my very first IWSG post is – Is this mine? Did I write this?

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The other day I was going through the notes app on my iPad to tidy it up and I found the poem below (which I’ve tweaked a bit since finding it). My problem or insecurity this month is not remembering writing it. Did I? Did I see it somewhere and make a copy? I’ve Googled it and came up with nothing. I think it’s mine but what if it isn’t?

Is it just me who writes things and doesn’t remember writing it? 

I think this little foible of mine does make it hard to write longer pieces and keep them coherent. I think that’s why something like NaNoWriMo works for me – having that concentrated and dedicated time to work on things. Now to create that feeling year round. 

Anyway please enjoy this poem – and if it’s actually yours do let me know!

How to inspire a love of reading:
Make books like chocolate!
Don’t dictate what children should read,
instead place them in a library and
let them look, nibble, sniff out their favourites,
sampling from the entire range.
Some they will spit out, because they don’t like nuts
but others they will savour, not wanting it to end
reading again to re-taste the experience.
Let them write about why they devoured something
and when they didn’t love its flavour.
Let them explore everything to do with that world
beyond the words on the page;
often there’s another layer hidden beneath
and for each person that layer is unique,
based on their taste buds,
which mature over time,
coming back to old favourites
and trying the one spat out at five,
to discover it tastes different at thirty.

If you want to sign up – here’s the link.

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Posted on January 8, 2014, in IWSG and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. riverfairchild

    Welcome to the IWSG!
    Haha! Yes, memory is a tricky thing. I’ve haven’t done that – yet – but sometimes I’ll remember a passage from a book and struggle with recalling who wrote it, me or someone else. 🙂

    River – IWSG Co-host
    Seasoned With Words

  2. I love the poem. I hope it’s yours for it certainly isn’t mine. It is so true that something may taste biiter at first will become our favorite down the road.
    Good luck with figuring out your mystery.
    Leanne ( http://readfaced.wordpress.com/ )

  3. Our tastes do evolve over time.
    Welcome to the IWSG!

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