“It’s been a long time since you’ve written any poetry, Ratty,” Mole said.
Like some of you, The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is a book I return to often for a solid jolt of reading joy. More than that, it gets my creative juices flowing. When writer’s block and editors’ deadlines collide, I remember Mole’s gentle words to encourage Ratty. Taking a few moments to compose a couple of lines of poetry is one of my favorite ways to refresh and recharge before plunging into a major writing assignment. Try writing a few lines of poetry each time you are faced with a looming task–it might be something as ordinary as doing the laundry or as rare as repainting the kitchen. You’ll discover, as Ratty did, that Mole was right!