Working on poetry for children is hard, HARD work. Writing anything for children is HARD, HARD work. But every time you take a class, try and fail, write and revise your manuscript you make your work stronger and better. Especially when someone else compliments your effort and helps you see how much more you can accomplish with just a little adjustment. Picture books are not always poetic but they are written poetically. Rhythm, pacing, meter and figurative language make the manuscripts so much better.
Lily’s Lagniappe: My heart is sick for the student athletes that take the field on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium. We have superb athletes and look like we can’t make a first down. I believe that the coaches have failed our young men. I hope that we end the season well and go to a decent bowl. Forever LSU! GEAUX TIGERS!!!