Thank you, Jama, for hosting our round-up today.
Our Inklings are paying homage to someone else's April Poetry Month Project (see a round-up of them at Jama's Alphabet Soup). I really enjoyed Amy Ludwig Vanderwater's Pick a Proverb project. She is a productive poet that's for sure.
I had ideas and drafts and pfffttttthhhfffft. They fizzled flat. I had that, uh oh...what if I have nothing to show for Friday? feeling. But, I pitched this idea. So, I can't just not show up!
Keep it simple
You've got this
These are all things I was telling myself Thursday morning during my creative time.
I started with something familiar, stars.
'hitch your wagon to a star.'
Where did that phrase come from? Is it a proverb or an idiom?
According to ongoing RHR (Rabbit Hole Research), the phrase is an idiom referring to hitching one's fortune to another who can raise one's status.
Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson, originator of this phrase in American Civilization 1862, likely meant more than glomming onto someone's coattails. He meant...
Whoa. This is a horse of a different color. This is something more like wisdom...more proverb.
|Linda Mitchell 5/22|
Let's go see how the other Inklings responded to May's challenge: