Friday, February 19, 2016

Found Object Poem Project -- Advice

Photo by Mike Ratcliffe

There's pride --
(nothing wrong with pride)
a warm sense of self-worth
sitting quietly inside you
like a steaming cup of cocoa on a winter morning.

But then there's hubris --
a venti double mocha latte with whip and extra sprinkles
standing there beside your computer in the cafe
while you pose with your earbuds
open notebook
fancy pen
empty page.

The trick is knowing the difference.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2016


  1. Would love to spend a quiet morning with you and hot cocoa sometime, Mary Lee. Thanks for knowing the difference and making a difference.

  2. I love this! So true! Wondering what your fifth graders thought yesterday.

  3. This could be a great project for kids to try -- to find images (both photographic and word-ly metaphoric) for vocabulary words.

    But beyond that, thanks for living that difference and showing us how to live it, too.