Saturday, October 23, 2010

My Poem Writing Year #207 - The Line

I have had this magical experience a few times in my life.  It's raining.  Now it's not raining.  Walk backwards, and it's raining again.  Wow!

Students - did you ever have a magical nature moment?  When we are outdoors, we can experience the heights and depths of beauty and pain, birth and death, mystery and surprise.  Find a trilobite fossil, unseen for thousands of years.  Hold a bird nest from last spring, just blown down from a tree.  Watch a deer stand on his skinny new legs.  If we spend more time in woods, fields, and streams, magic unfolds itself into our arms and hearts and we can reread these memories for years to come.  This is why I left my laundry this week to play in the woods...

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