Pictures inspire Words inspire Pictures

Sometimes a picture can inspire a poem. This poem was inspired by a picture on Twitter. The author Giles Paley-Phillips posted a picture of his staircase. It was decorated with maps. It made me think of a captain of a ship navigating through the waters and checking his or her map.

Then I thought about a child pretending they were sailing a ship, playing in their house. For some reason I imagined this all taking place in the house my Auntie and Uncle used to live in when I was a boy.

Once the poem was finished I gave it to Wilm who drew this beautiful illustration.

I'm the Captain of My Ships (My Shoes)