Building Blocks

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United
Weekly Scribblings #34:  Foundation  (posted by Rommy)

"Today I am asking you to consider the word foundation and use that to build up your words."

One of my fondest
memories is the sight
of printed matter–books,
magazines, newspapers–
as an essential part
of my childhood home.
I loved the ability
to ask questions 
related to history,
current events, politics.
Dad always had a pile
of newspapers to catch
up on, and he did.  Mom
devoured new books.  Later
in life we would discuss
them as my sister and I
do now.  That base built
up my love of reading,
a sure segue into writing.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to Building Blocks

  1. Kathleen says:

    I so love this !!!


  2. Oh, that was my childhood too! And encyclopedias.


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