The snows of Banner Mountain
made a rug for rabbit’s feet.
The snows fell in the night-time
to become our morning treat.
Snowballs whizzed all around us
as we played out in the snow.
Snow angels guarded over us
in our childhood long ago.
Vanilla-flavored snow ice cream
turned into our favorite dish
when the snows of Banner Mountain
made for real our winter wish.
“I am never indifferent and never pretend to be, to what people say or think of my books. They are my children, and I like to have them liked.” Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Excerpt from my 1980 diary: ” I understand this quotation by Longfellow. My writing, too, is a part of me and I want people to like it. I must realize, of course, that not all people will like what I write, just as not all people like me. I must learn to be content with those who do like me.”
“A writer is what he must be. Writing is not, I believe, what people choose, but rather it is what chooses people — a force inside them that makes them want to write.” FREEDA BAKER NICHOLS (from my journal, dated 3/10/80)