Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Note to a 12 Year-Old Wordsmith at Henderson Middle School

Dear K_lly:

Your third eye sees things which others cain’t. Your pen reveals all to this world.

Who sees hair moving “like a golden sun… like 50 golden daisies?”

Who makes oceans turn into marbles? And eyes turn into oceans?

You do.

You are a poet.

What you have cannot be taught. Nor can it be purchased. What you have is Imagination.

Run wild with it, K_lly. Never let anyone steal it. It is what makes you special.

Write on. Write on. Write until your insides become the outside.

Write until it shakes.

Write until it shines.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! K_lly is going to be so excited to read your letter, it is inspiring and beautifully written. What a way for her to end her 7th grade year!

Be good,

___i_nne _o__
Henderson Middle School
Chamblee, GA 30341
Special Education