Ten Words A Week – Week 1

Hi, there! What’ve you been up to today? The Cummins kids are in possession of a new learning assignment: to write a list of ten words and their meanings each week. The words can come from things we’ve heard, books we’re reading, and occasionally a dictionary or thesaurus. (I say occasionally because the main point is learning words in the real world.) After the list is amassed, we are expected […]

Niagara Falls and a Poem

Hi, Folks! How are you? We’re in the truck, driving to Wilmington, New York. I’d love to share a quick free-verse I wrote about a sunset I saw while we were driving through Pennsylvania (before Pennsylvania becomes too far away). There were dark rain clouds contrasting with a glowing sunset. I took a little poetic license to increase the drama. Pennsylvania Sky The world lay sleeping beneath a leaden blanket […]

A Laugh to Wake the World – An Original Poem

Image Source A Laugh to Wake the World Ellie Cummins In forest deep, A laugh rang out And tickled all the trees The world asleep Professed to pout, And waited for the breeze. The laugh soared on As sunlight drowsed And gently bid it rise. In bashful dawn The world was roused, And opened sleepy eyes. The sky turned gold The wind took hold, And morning came quite fast. All […]

Mirrors – An Amped-Up Version

Hello, All! How has your week gone so far? Are you enjoying spring? Last week for my birthday, I was given a MIDI controller, which is like a tiny, bluetooth keyboard. (Thanks a bunch, Mom and Dad!) Here’s how MIDI works: musicians of all sorts of instruments record each note at a studio, and then applications like GarageBand let you “play” those instruments through your keyboard or controller. This way, the […]

Judge – A Poem

Hello, Folks! What’s your favorite thing about this week so far? This week, I’d love to share a quick little poem I wrote called “Judge”, which muses on the tendency we humans have to bear a grudge. I hope you find it thought-provoking and enjoyable!

A Rainfall

Hello, and Happy February First! How is your week going? Today I have a poem written long ago. Well, about eight months ago, at least. I found it hiding in the “drafts” section, and decided that it would be brought out at last! I hope you enjoy it, and that it draws forth intriguing thoughts of your own!