Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge, author of Poemcrazy, encourages her readers to create a word pool — simply put, a place where we collect words — any words that tickle the ears!

Being the office supply nerd that I am, I had just the right journal for the task. Any small hardcover journal with a Charlotte Bronte poem inscribed on the front cover is screaming to be used as a word pool.

My first entry? Sky spit

Entries following a trip to Lowes for paint color chips?
Baked Brie
Pensive Sky
Steam White
Billowy Down
Quietude
Reflecting Pool
Cosmic Dust
(Doesn’t this list make you want to grab a paint brush? Please don’t answer this, Brian.)

I consider myself a collector of several things — but none more beautiful than words.