#100 Days of Notebooking and Beyond
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My Love Letter to the Ocean
Donnetta told us all about this book. This poetry book that she was enjoying! Eventually, we all bought the same book! In the Teach Write Accountability Writing Group, we all decided to write a poem from this book using the same idea. OCEAN...that's what we picked. It was not a smooth journey for me to write this poem, but I enjoyed it. My first attempt was awful! I didn't know where to begin, so I crossed it all out. The next attempt was too cliche. I'd written all of that before. I did NOT like it.
I tried again and something I liked better emerged...but it still wasn't right. Messy. Drafts. A few good lines...
A few hours later, I came back to it. After talking about it with another writer, I got a new idea. She mentioned that she used a memory to write her poem. That's where my final poem came from. I love early mornings on the beach all by myself, so that's where the final poem (from above) came from. Here's that notebook page...