Two events have come together to make something I’m reasonably happy with; a good amount of time on a train, and an interesting MOOC.
The course is an interesting one on the Coursera platform, called “Writing for Young Readers: Opening the Treasure Chest”, from the Commonwealth Education Trust – full of delicious New Zealand accents, sometimes it’s hard to concentrate on the content 🙂
And I generally love train journeys. All that lovely time, to read, or to write – if I’m writing, too, I’m often happy with the quality of what gets produced. This is not entirely polished, but as I’ve just submitted it for Assignment 2, it’ll have to do !
To my lovely daughters
By Nicola Moxey
When I first met you,
It was my Grandmother’s face I saw.
You yawned, and your face settled
Into my sister’s, watching you in awe.
When your sister came along,
She looked like you.
Reflections of other relatives
Manifested as you grew;
Your uncle’s mischievous grin;
Striding with your father – fast!
Now you are grown,
These shards of faces past
Have kaleidoscoped together,
To make each uniquely perfect you;
But still from time to time
Our heritage shines through.