Friday, June 7, 2013

Waving Hands - What is The Weather in Your Heart?

Windy Heart
by Amy LV

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Students - Today is the last day of the school year for my children.  For Hope, our eldest, it is the last day she will ever attend her school, the school where she's been a student for five years.  It is a bittersweet time, and I imagine that the wind is blowing in her heart today.  It sure is in mine.  Today's poem is not a new one, but I haven't shared it before today.  It's a "sighing feeling" poem.  

You'll notice just a hint of movement in this one.  Lines 4 indents to give a waving feeling between lines 3 and 4.  It's subtle, but it's there.  

Weather can bring a lot of imagery into a poem, simply and clearly.  If you've never tried adding a bit of rain or wind or a warm morning to your poems, you may wish to give it a try.

Warmly wise Tabatha Yeatts is hosting today's Poetry Friday roundup, so you'll want to head on over to The Opposite of Indifference to see who's sharing what goodies today!

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  1. My heart is waving to yours today, Amy - thanks for sharing! And all best wishes to Hope as she begins a new chapter in her school life soon. :0)

  2. Beautiful, Amy! Had to save your poem in my e-scrapbook -- it expresses those feelings so well.

  3. Weather in your heart, what a fabulous tool for expression.

  4. I do believe I know this kind of weather, Amy! Bittersweet, indeed. I like the subtle waving lines too. xo

  5. My heart is sunny with a chance of showers today. What a clever way to look at saying goodbye! Endings, and new beginnings, bittersweet and part of life. Thanks for sharing.

  6. My heart is waving sunshine to you. Will use this poem for my final poetry activity with poetry club.

  7. Yes! This expresses it so well.

  8. Here's a heart-wave from me to you!

  9. We just had our 8th grade "continuation" this week too, Amy. What a poignant and bittersweet time, you are right! I love this idea of weather in one's heart, windy this time. A unique idea to me that I enjoy thinking about. Thanks!

  10. This is a beautiful poem, Amy. I love the concept of hands tying hearts together and that our waving to one another causes windy weather in our hearts!


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