Tuesday, May 30, 2017

DMC: "Elevation" by Teresa Robeson


A book is often likened to
a doorway, a window, a mirror.
But for me it’s
a ladder, a stepstool, a platform
taking me higher,
making me higher
than I was
before it raised
my morals, my outlook, my spirit.

© 2017 Teresa Robeson. All rights reserved.

Click HERE to read this month's interview with Melissa Manlove, Senior Editor at Chronicle Books. Her DMC challenge is to write a poem that explores how writing (or a book) is like something else.

You have until tomorrow, May 31st, to join in! Post your poem on our May 2017 padlet and I will add it to the wrap-up presentation HERE. Two lucky participants will win a book published by Chronicle earlier this year: LOVING VS. VIRGINIA by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Shadra Strickland, or LOVE IS by Diane Adams, illustrated by Claire Keane.


  1. Love this fresh perspective, Teresa, and your honest, conversational approach. Well done!

    1. Thanks SO much for inspiring and challenging me with your blog, Michelle! x

  2. Teresa, I love the repetition, the groups of three, the metaphors, the language, the tone -- blah blah blah, I obviously love this poem! :D

    1. "Blah blah blah"...high praise, indeed, Renee! Hahaha! Thanks, dear! x

  3. I like your take/analogy of a book to a ladder moving one higher–opening one up, inspiring, thanks!