I’m participating in Teachers Write! this summer, so I’ve been thinking about writing a lot this week. (If you haven’t heard about this fabulous online summer writing camp for teachers and librarians, you can learn more on Kate Messner’s blog.) With all these thoughts whirling around in my head, it seems appropriate today to share a poem that speaks to the writer in all of us.
“The Cities Inside Us”
by Alberto Rios
We live in secret cities
And we traveled unmapped roads.
We speak words between us that we recognize
But which cannot be looked up.
They are our words.
They come from very far inside our mouths.
You and I, we are the secret citizens of the city
Read the rest of the poem here.
Be sure to visit Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s Poem Farm for today’s poetry round up.