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Thursday, February 14, 2008

happy valentine's day!

I'm reading (and writing my way through) a new book, "The Writer's Way" by Sara Maitland. I'm only a couple chapters in, but I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to brush up on their writing. One of the first exercises she suggests is doing free writing associated with a color. Since today is Valentine's day, I chose pink. And here's a poem that came out of it. It's quite rough and both deep and cheesy at parts ... but I think that's how life is! You have to laugh and you have to cry.

So anyway ... here it is. And happy Valentine's day! Know that you're loved and celebrate that. Laugh (and cry if you need to) at my lil' poem. Seth and I are off to a Flyers game (the Philadelphia hockey team) and we'll be doing a romantic dinner tomorrow night. His night, her night ... ha, ha!

Pink … it makes me think
Of a ribbon reminding me of breast cancer
That my mother survived
And the roses with which my husband pursued me
And won me over with his charm
Real charm
Baby girls
Future daughters?
Valentine’s day candy hearts
Whose messages I wanted to live by
But whose taste I could never stand


  • I love the poem, Heather. I just had a fun time snooping around on your blog site and reading some of your entries. I love the pics from Christmas/new year's.
    Love, Mom

    By Anonymous Lynne Davis, At 5:18 PM  

  • I really like this poem. Sentimental and reflective.
    I need to borrow this book from you when I visit.

    By Blogger Beloved, At 10:06 AM  

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