This is just one class of adults wanting to learn to speak and write English, in Argentina! The professor is a long time friend, Mariana Falco. She and her colleagues graciously hosted me, when I traveled to their University several years ago. We keep a vibrant friendship going.
She expressed a wish to use my newest book, How To Write Creatively, as a tool in her classes. I was honored to comply.
These Argentinians are some of the most gracious and warm people on the planet. Once in a while one of the students will send me something that they have written. I always respond. Like recently, someone from the class (pictured here) sent me a letter about wandering along a stream in the autumn. It read like poetry so I tweaked it and returned it back (via Mariana) in poetry form. That spurred a young 7 yr.old from next door to draw a picture for me of how the ‘poem’ spoke to him.
And so the river of creativity flows!
leaves fall, carpet of colors
i walk by the river,
lazy with autumn’s ebb
a tree in silhouette shade,
creates a six legged creature
its branches move
on the breeze
of a cold day
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