Thursday, May 25, 2017

DMC: "Writing is like Parenting" by Kathleen Mazurowski


Writing is like parenting.
Dreams, questions, joys, doubts,
You have to let go.
Release your best efforts to the world.

© 2017 Kathleen Mazurowski. 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.

Post your poem on our May 2017 padlet. While some contributions will be featured as daily ditties this month, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration tomorrow, Friday, May 26th. 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. Short, sweet, and from the heart— I think this hits home for so many of us, Kathy!

  2. Yes! "You have to let go"...I agree that this is the hardest part of parenting AND writing, Kathleen. =)

  3. I think this might be a favorite, like writing, like parenting, release the best efforts to the world. So many feelings coming out in those four lines. Terrific!

  4. Beautiful poem, it feels like the spring breeze brought it in!