Saturday, April 30, 2022

Filling the Well: Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Joyce, and Brandon Oldenburg

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
 "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"
(Oscar winner for best animated short 2012)
Written by William Joyce
Directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg

Thank you for coming along on my Filling the Well journey for National Poetry Month. I've appreciated the company, as well as all the comments, emails, and poems these posts inspired! I hope you are feeling refreshed and have found something beautiful, interesting, joyful, or curious to take with you. If you missed or would like to revisit any of this month's posts, you'll find them listed below. Browse through all of the Filling the Well posts from the last two years by clicking on "Filling the Well" in the sidebar list to the right.
Be well and be kind to yourself. 

April 30: Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Joyce, and Brandon Oldenburg


  1. Michelle, such a gift you've given us this past month. I'll miss the nudge to pause and refill the well, doing my best to make sure my own hands are cupped to capture every day blessings. Thank you.

  2. I've shared more than one thing you've given us, Michelle. What a wondrous collection for April!

  3. Michelle,
    Just read your marvelous 2019 interview with Karen Boss, Charlesbridge senior editor. Your questions drew out rich responses that made me want to have BOTH of you sitting across the table from me with cups of hot tea in our hands and no schedules to accommodate! Thank you! Christie Lowrance

  4. Wonderful Michelle, Finding this as a March hare late! late! BUT sending gratitude for your creating this nourishing Poetry Month extravaganza of inspiration.