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Thursday, January 3, 2013

A message on today's poems from Peter Franklin

These poems...these creations...are from juniors and seniors at Swampscott High School, in Swampscott, MA.   The authors represented in this brief collection have shared with you their inner-most thoughts…they have invited you to stand in their shoes for a short while. They may be comfortable shoes, and fit perfectly.  Or they may fit awkwardly and feel somewhat painful.  That is wonderful!  Some of these students write for pleasure.  Some write when asked to write.  Some write for therapy.   Still others write because their poetic muse is loud and boisterous.  Creative Writing is, when it’s at its best, a raw and unvarnished look at the world…a snapshot of what’s important, and what’s not, to each writer. Enjoy the snapshots.

1 comment:

  1. I'd like to thank Peter Franklin, who I assume is the teacher or moderator of all these young poets writing in high school.

    I especially appreciate all the different reasons he gives for why they as individuals write poems. So many different motivations!

    I hope, however, that there is one among them who writes because she or he has to write.

    That is the young poet I hope to read many times in the years to come.