Friday, May 22, 2020

Poem for a Good Human



Graduate and Good Human
Photo by Amy LV




Students - Happy graduation to so many of you! And happy graduation to our son Henry who graduates from both high school and community college this week. This poem is dedicated to him. If you admire someone you can always write a poem for this person as a tribute. Doing so helps us appreciate those we care for, and too, the poems can be sweet gifts.

Usually I write more here about Friday poems, but during this time (through Mid-June 2020), I am instead sharing weekday writing videos for students and teachers at Keeping a Notebook and will crosspost here on Fridays.

Carol is hosting today's Poetry Friday roundup over at Beyond Literacy Link with a sneak peek at her lovely Nature Nurtures 2020 Gallery. As for Poetry Friday, we invite everybody to join in each Friday as we share poems, poem books, poetry ideas, and friendship. Check out my left sidebar to learn where to find this poetry goodness each week of the year.

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15 comments:

  1. What a lovely tribute to your son! I love how your poem changed from the video to your post here. I notice not poems change a lot. I’ve even gone back in to their posts and changed them again. I love that process. I’ve been writing daily alongside your students! Thank you, Amy! Hugs - Amy

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  2. You are a fortunate mom...to have such a loving protector as a son. Congratulations to him and to you.

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  3. How beautiful! Thank you for sharing this!

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  4. The way you capture the nature of your son's kindness in a single image is breathtaking. Your daily videos are a way for me to just hang out with you each day. Has it really been 58 days? How do you keep up your stamina? Thanks!

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  5. What a beautiful tribute! Congratulations to you both, proud mama.

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  6. It's a beautiful poem for Henry, about Henry, Amy. I hope you're collecting the family poems into a book for your family!

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  7. "Small things can bring us big joys." Amy, this thought was threaded throughout your video in your actions and final thought. The ending to your poem brings joy indeed. Your young man is graduating and entering a new chapter in his life as a kind, generous human being.

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  8. Amy I love your poem about your son. He sounds like quite a man! Your talk about small things reminded me that I haven't read any of Valerie Worth's small poems for a while.

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  9. Such a sensitive poem and beautiful tribute to your son, congratulations to all Amy. Yes to keeping our eyes open, especially for small things, Thanks!

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  10. Lovely. How fortunate you and your son both are - and that little hummingbird.

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  11. Here's to good humans, caring for life around them. Congratulations!

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  12. Wow! Both HS and Community College?!? (First of all, how did he get to be old enough for these accomplishments???) What a man, indeed. His future is bright.

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  13. So much love and insight and character in this small poem. Congratulations, Henry!

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  14. Congrats to your Henry! I love seeing your poetic spotlight shining on his kindness and compassion - a good human indeed! *cheers!*

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  15. I love this poem... thank you for sharing, and I hope you can give Henry a big hug.

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