I am a soldier, convinced that I am acting on behalf of soldiers.
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents.
Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.
They do not merely collect texts; they must also gather data about the context and the informant and, above all, write an analysis of the items based upon the course readings and lecture material on folklore theory and method.
Frankly, writing poetry for children is plain old fun, and I consider myself blessed to have such a delightful career.
I have a great advantage over many of my colleagues inasmuch as my students bring with them to class their own personal knowledge of national, regional, religious, ethnic, occupational, and family folklore traditions.
Practice meditation regularly. Meditation leads to eternal bliss. Therefore meditate, meditate.
Their term project consists of a fieldwork collection of folklore that they create by interviewing family members, friends, or anyone they can manage to persuade to serve as an informant.
When I began writing, I didn’t read any other children’s poets… I didn’t want to be influenced until I’d found my own voice. Now I read them all.