Almost Grown Up

Today the graduating seniors came back to their former elementary schools and walked the halls in their caps and gowns to the cheers of the whole school! It is an awesome new tradition that I hope keeps up. At one point a little kindergartner shyly tapped my arm, looking at them in awe. “Are they … Continue reading Almost Grown Up

Paper Cranes

  In a little foray away from the whole poetry thing, I would like to give an update to what has been going on in the library! In late March, in anticipation of visiting students from our sister city in Japan, I blew the dust off our origami books and taught the kids how to … Continue reading Paper Cranes

When We Were Wild Things

This poem is a riff off of another poem by George Ella Lyons.  As a teacher I would use the lesson the author provided and help students create "I am From" poems, which were always beautiful.  I never took the initiative to write one myself... I would model lines here and there, but was always … Continue reading When We Were Wild Things

Dream Catcher

Because I cannot believe how busy I feel, and how guilty I feel not meeting my goal of posting.  A poem a day in April.... Dream Catcher I cannot believe The hustle and the bustle of it. The crazy, chaotic Spin of it. And yet, It feels like just yesterday The nights were long And … Continue reading Dream Catcher

The Circle Game….

Here is getting a poem in *just* under the wire. There is this cycle, This carnival, This wheel In life - In families - In careers - In home and hearth - And you never *Really* Know where you are, On that Merry-go-round Brilliant and shining, You never know. Not until you -Look Back - … Continue reading The Circle Game….

Spring Time Catch Up

This feels like a bit of a cheat, and I suppose it actually is.  I was DETERMINED to write a poem a day in April.  I started off OK, but then this weekend happened.  This weekend when I should have had plenty of time to write and instead I found Every. Minute. Full. From Quilting … Continue reading Spring Time Catch Up

World Cup

Today.  At 5:00 pm California time, the US Women's soccer team will have a friendly match against Belgium.  You are probably thinking, yeah.  What's the big deal?  Well the big deal is, that at half-time the '99 Women's team that won the World Cup will be honored.  How cool is that?  Nearly every player from … Continue reading World Cup

A Poem a Day, a Day too Late

I VOWED I was going to write a poem absolutely ever day in April!  I did it last year and had so much fun!  Of course yesterday slipped by and I forgot.  The upside is, I *did* remember today.... So... here you go, a Poem A Day, A Day Late.   It is the simple … Continue reading A Poem a Day, a Day too Late

Partly Paisley

I saw this prompt and it made me think of my mother.  It was the sixties and she was dressed to go to a party and  as I watched her get ready, I thought she was so beautiful. I am little And the world is Full of Wonder. Wonder like a Velvet Jacket, Partly Paisley. … Continue reading Partly Paisley

Framed

The days are getting longer! They have been sunny and beautiful, what an auspicious start  to springtime in Alaska! I do not have to leave my porch light on when I go to work, I take the dog for her walk and get home in time for the last bit of sun.  And these cold, clear … Continue reading Framed