Writing from family snapshots, students learn to find the heart of a memory, and often discover the power of a poem to express feelings.
Look for photos of yourself with someone you love — brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, pets, grandparents, parents … or maybe a place you love. Choose a photo that whispers, “Write about me!” Where does your eye go when you look at your picture? Where does it want to look and look, and look some more? Focus here, and give yourself time. Feel the spirit of the moment. What details catch your eye? Let the details you notice lead you to your meaning.