Teachers for Teachers | Slice of Life: Embracing a Poetic Moment #SOL18
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Slice of Life: Embracing a Poetic Moment #SOL18


A New Day


Quiet sky

Still air


Waking up


First light

Rays reach


Peeking through


Morning dawns

Colors spread


Painting across


New day

Says hello


Ushering in


Bold sun

Light wind


Welcoming me


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    Kevin Hodgson
    Posted at 10:10h, 24 April Reply

    You forget
    how quiet
    the sky can be,
    resting its winds
    for night.

    – Kevin, inspired by a line in your poem.

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    Aileen Hower
    Posted at 10:59h, 24 April Reply

    Oh – I love how you limit yourself to one or two words per line. I will have to try this! Beautiful imagery 🙂

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    Erika Victor
    Posted at 11:35h, 24 April Reply

    You have created lovely images here. We start our poetry unit next week and I am so excited! Writing poetry is hard for me, but I like it nonetheless.

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    Glenda M. Funk
    Posted at 12:46h, 24 April Reply

    This is a wonderful, quiet poem w/ lovely imagery. The sparseness of each line resonates w/ the quietness of the sky.

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    Diane Dougherty
    Posted at 12:59h, 24 April Reply

    I like how the poem itself is quiet and how it ushers in the new day with a “wake up” and a bold sun and a light wind. Lovely images.

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    Rose Cappelli
    Posted at 15:29h, 24 April Reply

    This is beautiful, Clare! You carried the structure though and painted wonderful images. You may not consider poetry your go-to, but you write it beautifully, I think.

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    Posted at 17:28h, 24 April Reply

    So amazing that FEWER words can really fill the canvas in our minds! Your poetry is such a treasure!

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    Posted at 18:11h, 24 April Reply

    The poem’s structure echoes the softness of the new day. I like how the last line is similar in each stanza.

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    Patricia Palmer
    Posted at 21:47h, 24 April Reply

    I love the consistent structure of your poem. Perhaps you were inspired by the wonderful weather we have experienced over the last stretch of days. A bit of spring fever for everyone, I think! Your poem seems to celebrate the happiness and lightness in the air. Thanks for sharing your slice!

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    Amanda Potts
    Posted at 22:33h, 24 April Reply

    What an evocative quiet poem. The structure really works with the tone and the images. Lovely.

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    Posted at 22:55h, 24 April Reply

    That’s a vacation vibe. Lingering over a sunrise.

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    Christie Wyman
    Posted at 23:15h, 24 April Reply

    You might not feel poetry is your go to, but this is gorgeous! Favorite stanza: “Morning dawns/Colors spread/Softly/Painting across.” Delicious! Keep writing poetry!

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    Trina Haase
    Posted at 23:18h, 24 April Reply

    Your play with poetry is nothing short of fantastic! I love the powerful effect your short lines bring

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    Christine Baldiga
    Posted at 00:44h, 25 April Reply

    Such a wonderful poem to reflect upon! I love that the words fill the right side of the page!
    My reaction is ahhhh….
    Yes / keep writing poetry indeed!

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    Mandy Robek
    Posted at 01:48h, 25 April Reply

    I really enjoyed the short lines of text – it felt a little county as I read it – upbeat and hopeful. So needed with the end of the school year crunch on the horizon.

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    Melanie Meehan
    Posted at 02:06h, 25 April Reply

    Quit your self-deprecating! your poetry is fantastic! The structural pattern not only works for the content and the rhythm of the poem, but also it would be a GREAT grammar lesson. (just saying…)

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    sheriann scuzzarella
    Posted at 02:17h, 25 April Reply

    so a poem.
    because we teach so hard this matters
    no one really just shares poems
    so much to cover

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