Writing 101: Commiting to a Writing Habit

Write about the three most important songs in your life — what do they mean to you? Today’s twist: You’ll commit to a writing practice. The frequency and the amount of time you choose to spend today — and moving forward — are up to you, but we recommend a minimum of fifteen uninterrupted minutes per day.


This poem describes the three lullabies I sang to my sons at bedtime. Each is unique to them.


My Three Songs


Over and over, ten times and one more,

my voice swells, an arch of a rainbow

with color wheels of choruses

passing through a cumulus thunderhead

shushing gusty gales into whistling breezes.


In valleys, low and deep,

my cries echo, reverberations

rustling rose petals, vibrating

violets, a measured refrain

toward the next crescendo.


Lulling nonsense lyrics

a child mimics with a mother’s lilting tune,

a skimming over Irish seas

until a rolling, lolling into dreams

upon a coverlet hill of clover-leaves.

Can you name the three songs?

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