I planned to write each day. I drafted and crafted lines and rhymes, that remain unpublished. Why? Fatigue. Uncertainty. Events that upended, and continue to, the careful constructs of love, hope, peace, joy, and safety I had taken for granted. Then… I remember that sharing words of forgiveness, care, concern, thoughtfulness, joy, peace, and love […]
In the stillness of the morning, I felt the buzz of my alarm pulling me from the darkness of sleep. Is it possible the welcomed guest, of night is already packing to leave? After yesterday, which was spent chilled to the core, I long to stay settled in Comfort’s warm embrace. This post was written […]
I ask myself often if it’s worth risking everything. I wonder and pray. I question and consider. Will things really be different? Or will this longing still lurk in the shadows? This post was written as part of a monthly challenge sponsored by Two Writing Teachers, to encourage writing and community. The goal is to write […]
I wrote this poem yesterday as part of a Professional Development workshop with Penny Kittle. We were invited to personify an emotion, inspired by the talented Taylor Mali. Hope landed on my porch today, small and strong, his wings tucked neatly into his red breast. All around him was evidence that he may, in […]
Believe me when I say that I Love the give and take, the push and pull of the Everyday writing this Slice of life story challenge Stirs within me. And yet, I find myself struggling this year. Notwithstanding, I will Give myself permission to write and Share as much as I possibly can. […]
Work and Play, are two friends whose paths occasionally cross. This post was written as part of a monthly challenge sponsored by Two Writing Teachers, to encourage writing and community. The goal is to write a Slice of Life entry each day throughout the month of March.
Fantastic day, filled with laughter, love, and learning. Delightful night, dappled with light, love, and lingering. This post was written as part of a monthly challenge sponsored by Two Writing Teachers, to encourage writing and community. The goal is to write a Slice of Life entry each day throughout the month of March.
Today students will begin an “I Am” poem as a way to connect to each other through writing and share a little about themselves. Below is my example. “I Am” I am creative and curious I wonder about what lies ahead I hear the whispers of the weeping willows I see secret kingdoms I want […]
We departed from our typical routine today of writing in response to a picture prompt. Today, we listened and watched poems, we discussed them and compared experiencing poetry to reading poetry. After responding, we brainstormed – everyday ideas that might become the subject of poems. Then we wrote. We thought, we talked, we wrote. Below […]
In fairy tales Things always begin With “Once upon a time…” And poems begin With ideas and words Joined by rhythm and rhyme. So whether you’re reading Of princes and knights You’ll likely find Love and laughter. And poetry is My life’s true love A real-life “Happily ever after.” Author’s note: This is very much […]