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 2: Hans Christian Andersen
April 4: Joseph Campbell and Fabien Weibel
April 5: Salvador Dalí and Pilobolus
April 6: Jacob Nordby and Talking Animals
April 8: Amit Ray and Yehuda Amichai
April 9: Frances Hodgson Burnett
April 11: John Burroughs and Stunts Amazing
April 12: Beverly Cleary
April 13: Lee Bennett Hopkins and Judy Collins
April 16: Donna Tartt and Micah
April 17: Kobayashi Issa
April 18: Yasunari Kawabata and Alexander Mercks
April 21: Hayao Miyazaki and Huang Yi
April 22: Emily Dickinson and Louie Schwartzberg
April 24: Victor Hugo and Eugène Carrière
April 26: Edith Wharton and Valérian Desterne
April 27: Rumi and Paul Smith
April 30: Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Joyce, and Brandon Oldenburg