Monday, February 13, 2012

Writing about the simple things

Today's 100 words:

I've been reading a book of poetry by Ted Kooser, former Poet Laureate of the United States. I admire him for being able to look at simple, everyday things--a tattoo, dishwater, applesauce--and see so much more. He writes mainly of the Midwest, where I was born, so perhaps that's part of the reason I can identify so well with his subjects and themes. His poetry, though, is universal, and it's the type of poetry I long to write: finding new, creative ways to look at the ordinary, to capture the heart of the simple things in life.


  1. I'm not familiar with his poetry. I'll have to check it out. My favorite poet is Billy Collins for many of the same reasons.

  2. I haven't read Collins, but I definitely will!