SOL 2015 March 26 - Telling Tales & Harvesting Ideas

Students frequently ask, where do you get your ideas for writing? Well, today when the same question came up, I read them this poem...

Telling Tales

I like to tell myself stories
I invent them in my head
They rock and roll around my mind
They entertain me on the bus
They are with me as I walk down Union Street
They are there when I enter the subway
They ride with me through the underground tunnels
My stories roll around in my head until they are ready to be told

They emerge like warm clothes from a tumble dryer
Fresh, new and ready to be written across the pages of my notebook

Everything’s write in the end


  1. Those stories do roll around in the head before ever getting to the page. Love the analogy of the warm clothes from the dryer!


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