Today I am beginning to explore the English language as I prepare to go back to school and study the beauty and art of its form – (I’m taking an English Language A level – gulp!)
As I followed all the twists and turns of the www. Super Highway, I stumbled across the college blog – http://parklanguage.blogspot.co.uk/ – and I loved this little poetic view of ‘truth’ by Emily Dickinson so much, I thought I would share it.
“Tell all the Truth but tell it slant –
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth’s superb surprise
As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind -”
Ahhh! Truth – that fickle finger of fact that has such a habit of bruising the heart or stroking the soul. Be careful where you point that finger people!
Welcome to the garden everyone. The summer holidays are over and the children are back at school. I am starting college tomorrow and I am very busy planning my Children’s workshops which start in a few weeks time.
I am thinking about the changing seasons today, as I peeped in the garden and saw Todd Harris’s Four Seasons poem. Any seasonal poems are most welcome – just drop them in the well when you are strolling through the garden. Or maybe you would prefer to contribute a little flash fiction with a seasonal theme – that would be lovely too.
The writing projects that I am concentrating on at the moment are all about the children and are linked to my Children’s Story Craft Workshops starting this month. I am putting together a workbook to accompany my workshops, which is packed with writing tips for kids…