Advent of Love
What are the loves of your life? From food to pets to places to people, we all have many loves that make our lives worth living. Love (and not just romantic love) really does make the world go ’round. The many dimensions of love we experience as we move through life offer rich inspiration for writing and that is why I decided to make love the theme of my fourth poetic Advent Calendar.
Advent Calendars are my love language. From Legos to puzzles to food, I purchased Advent Calendars for my loved ones, but my favorite Advent Calendar of all is this tradition of assembling a collection of 25 poems to enjoy, contemplate, and write to each Advent season.
I write in response to these poems each day and hope those journal entries will inspire some poetry, but my friends can choose to experience this calendar any way they wish – as a reader or a writer. If you wish to join a community of writers also enjoying this journey check out the Just Write Virtual Writing Group on Thursday evenings. We will be enjoying these poems over the next five weeks (one row at a time).
Please enjoy my Advent of Love poetic inspirations this season and just write!
- Some of these poems I have used as writing invitations with my first year writing students. I love using poetry to inspire my students’ thinking and writing.
- Kevin Hodgson wrote 25 poems in response to the 25 poems!