I have been reading Wishes, Lies and Dreams: Teaching Children to Write Poetry by Kenneth Koch. It’s a book full of poems written in the 1960s by students of PS 61 in NYC. In each poem the wishes fluctuate between funny and profound, fantasy and yearning… .. ” I wish I were a key… I wish the boys were pigs…” “I wish my little sister would find her nightgown…” “I wish the street was ice cream” … “I wish my bedroom would stop shrieking..”
Here is mine (yes, be careful what you wish for…)
I wish books will never disappear.
I wish I had more time to read them.
I wish time wouldn’t slip away like a lizard.
And here are a few of the books piled up next to my bed right now:
Magic in the Mirrorstone
The Very Best of Charles De Lint
Irish Fairy & Folk Tales by WB Yeats
Rose, Where Did You get that Red?
Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom
Drawing Words and Writing Pictures
The Great Oom: The Improbable Birth of Yoga in America
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