|Map of San Antonio, Texas
(Image is in the Public Domain, from Wikimedia Commons)
For the third Saturday in a row, I am not at home, enjoying the leisure and luxury that is sometimes known as Saturday.
I am in San Antonio, Texas at the International Reading Association conference. As I'm out and about today, I'll be thinking about San Antonio's past, the river that runs through it, and maybe those flat, dry plains that spread to the horizon from its edges. Maybe today's image is about the known and the unknown. So many possible directions to go with your writing, when you've got a map in mind.
winding ribbon of water
fed by natural springs
lined by hundred year-old cypress trees
polka-dotted by restaurant umbrellas
serenaded by mariachi bands
cruised by tour boats
beloved heart of San Antonio
©Mary Lee Hahn, 2013
The theme of my 2013 National Poetry Month Project is
"Common Inspiration--Uncommon Creations."
I will be using the media to inspire my poetry, but I am going to invite my students to use my daily media picks to inspire any original creation: poems, stories, comics, music, videos, sculptures, drawings...anything!