Poetry Friday: Writing is the Hug


Thanks to Margaret at Reflections on the Teche for hosting Poetry Friday this week.

All month long, poets have submitted to the DMC at Today’s Little Ditty.  This month Melissa Manlove asked for “a poem that explores how writing is like something else.”

Now, I have had a poem in a folder forever:  How Writing is Like Gardening.  I brought it out and was polishing it up for the challenge.  Until today when one of my first grade mentees shared about something that happened this morning at her house.  So I have this quick write:

Writing is a Hug

Writing is a hug,
a snug place to unwrap feelings

Writing is the hug
of the young friend as she tells you
her parents are fighting

Writing is the hug
of words you use
as a blanket

Writing is the hug
that tugs at the heart
when listening to students

© 2017, jone rush macculloch

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9 Responses to Poetry Friday: Writing is the Hug

  1. cvarsalona says:

    I enjoyed these lines from your poem, Jone. There is so much truth in what you said.
    Writing is a hug,
    a snug place to unwrap feelings

  2. A strong and lovely analogy “Writing is a hug!” I love it, thanks!

  3. maryleehahn says:


  4. Yes! Writing is a hug in so many ways. (Through my poem on this prompt took a decidedly garden turn).

  5. Lovely, Jone. Hugs in all there forms are needed everyday. =)

  6. A poem is the hug that outlasts the hugger.

  7. Monica says:

    “A snug place to unwrap feelings” – very nice. I’ve been interested to see all the interpretations of this month’s challenge on Michelle’s blog. I still haven’t come up with anything!

  8. joyacey says:

    I love–a snug place to unwrap feelings. That unwrap opens a whole world of possibilities. Very inspirational, thank you.

  9. And here’s a virtual hug to one of the best teachers! On behalf of all your students over the years, thanks for listening and sharing your love of words, Jone. 🙂

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