Here I am with one of my granddaughters. She’s a creative girl who likes to study nature, write poems, and draw pictures.
I started writing poems as a girl, myself. Here’s one I wrote in my youth, about BOOKS.
My granddaughter drew the picture below, to illustrate this poem.
If I’m reading a book
It is my whole world.
It’s my magic carpet,
And away I’m swirled—
Off to places unknown.
And I find myself
Living in a strange realm—
This book off the shelf.
You can tell by the picture that my granddaughter likes to read as well, and that she has experienced books that:
- help her imagination and heart “take flight” like the bird she drew.
- provide adventure and new perspectives like the hot-air balloon in her drawing.
- sweep the reader into other places and times and even into imaginary worlds.
Some of God’s best gifts in this life: grandchildren, poetry, art, and books!