Writer’s Block: Falling into Free Verse

My sisters and I started a tradition long ago, which we call “gift of the day.” Since we live in different states, we pick up small gifts (a pair of socks, a dishtowel, etc.) for no reason and mail them at random times. They are little surprise reminders that say, “I’m thinking about you, and I love you.”

One day, years ago, I received a padded envelope from my sister Laurie. Inside was a small piece of wood, sanded and beautifully stained. I was perplexed! When I called and asked why she sent a piece of wood in the mail, she laughed and said, “It’s a Writer’s Block!”

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Letters to Mother Goose Series: Mother Goose’s reply (final poem).

I hope you’ve been enjoying my Letters to Mother Goose poetry series! Thirteen of Mother Goose’s characters have written a poem to Mother Goose in answer to her wish upon a star. This week, Mother Goose replies to all her characters in one final poem of the series. As a reminder, this was the wish that started it all:

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.  
I wonder how my children are. 
Up above the world so bright, 
if I may, I wish they'd write...
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Letters to Mother Goose Series: a Ship a-sailing

You know Mother Goose writes in rhyme, but do you know her characters are poets too? Welcome to week thirteen (just one week left) of my Letters to Mother Goose poetry series! This week the poem is penned by the captain and crew of the ship a-sailing in response to Mother Goose’s wish upon a star:

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.  
I wonder how my children are. 
Up above the world so bright, 
if I may, I wish they'd write...
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Letters to Mother Goose Series: Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet from kids book Mother Goose's Pajama Party

You know Mother Goose writes in rhyme, but do you know her characters are poets too? Welcome to week twelve of my Letters to Mother Goose poetry series! Join me today and all summer long as I share my series of poems (just two more left) written to Mother Goose by the characters she created in response to her wish upon a star:

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.  
I wonder how my children are. 
Up above the world so bright, 
if I may, I wish they'd write. 
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Letters to Mother Goose Series: Moon

You know Mother Goose writes in rhyme, but do you know her characters are poets too? Welcome to week eleven of my Letters to Mother Goose poetry series! Join me today and all summer long as I share my series of poems (just three more left) written to Mother Goose by the characters she created in response to her wish upon a star:

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.  
I wonder how my children are. 
Up above the world so bright, 
if I may, I wish they'd write. 
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Letters to Mother Goose Series: The Cow that Jumped over the Moon

You know Mother Goose writes in rhyme, but did you know her characters are poets too? Welcome to week seven of my Letters to Mother Goose poetry series! Join me today and all summer long as I share my series of poems (one each week) written to Mother Goose by the characters she created in response to her wish upon a star:

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