Monday, February 22, 2010

Poetry Train: Block Four

This is not about...

the watermelon-
colored leaves
I see outside
my classroom
window

or the lavender
weeds
or the white
birch trees
hidden

by the brush.
Instead, it's
about the sun
shining
on students

as they write
bent over
white paper.
This poem
is about them:

Anthony
Andrea
Ashley
James
Jeremiah
Krysten
Katie
Kris
Mariah
Makayla
Shelly
& Spencer.

6 comments:

Sandra (if) said...

so sweet...I love this...!

Andy Sewina said...

Dead good, it must be great to have someone write a poem about you! Now there's an idea, you could get your pupils to write a poem about their favourite teacher.

Stan Ski said...

They must be a great inspiration to you.

Richard said...

You have such good command of detail that I'd like to read a line or two about what makes them individuals. I'm sure you could find the minute particulars that separate them.

Yousei Hime said...

As a one time teacher, I truly, truly love this. Thank you for sharing it.

Gerardine Baugh said...

This is such an emotional poem; you must be a great teacher.
Gerardine

Linda's Poems