Monday, July 25, 2011
Airport Poetry and Prose
The airplane is big and loud.
Old gray pantsuit
weary and bent over
quickly clicking high heels
ready to conquer the world
Anxious to see his new love the young man urgently talks to the counter man about his missed flight. He missed his flight because he needed that extra minute to get his hair just right. The lucky lady will now wonder where her love wonders without her. When will they meet again? And will their love survive the separation?
Ever stuck in the airport with time to spare? With wiggly bored kids?
I've found airports to be a great place to people watch and to practice writing skills. I try to have paper and gel pens (which seem much more inspiring than the regular kind) in my carry-on bag, so we can use that time to have a little writing session. Littles may write a sentence and include a picture to illustrate their writing. Poems of any shape and form are popular in our family and all jump in to help describe what they see. Sometimes we write paragraphs one sentence at a time with each family member adding on one sentence to tell the story as they see it. Other times we choose the same person for all to write about and then compare our stories we see in that person.
This has been an easy way to include the joy of writing in our everyday life. How have you included writing in your day to day activities?