Yesterday was one of those amazing, magical Montreal springtime days that remind us all why we suffer the cold and snow for 4-6 months of the year. The sun was shining and warm, people were on the streets in short sleeves, some even in shorts. The light stayed with us until almost 8 in the… Continue reading Gotta Celebrate
Spring has sprung, love is in the air. I have received a spate of love poems from students lately, gotta be the spring in the air. Here is one from Sam, she has been with her boyfriend for over a year now. She stayed by his side through a horrible accident where he broke his… Continue reading Hold on Tight
Remember being in high school and in love? This poem is a perfect reminder of that time. Jean-Marc wrote it over the March break and I am finally getting around to post it! Let me tell you a love poem about what i feel in my heart, butterflies in my stomach whenever we’re together. You’re… Continue reading Student poetry: Love poem by Jean-Marc
Insight from Alyssa, one of my grade 1o students, who has graciously granted me permission to include this here. She’s Just Like You We’re always going to have that one person, that we’re jealous of. Because, they’re prettier than us. They have more friends then us. Their parents let them drink. They’re dating the captain… Continue reading She’s Just Like You
And I learn that it is not my job to make you feel complete.
It was written a little while ago, but I only discovered it this morning – this magical poem by Kevin of Kevin’s Meandering Mind. Listen to it here: The Creator: A poem for three voices and one person (April 2007) And go read it here. Song for the Creator by Frederick McDonald. Image from imagiNATION… Continue reading ShoutOut! To Kevin and his tri-voice/one person poem
image from: The Cabinet of Curiosities A scream of a shout-out this time, once again, to Jose. I finally got around to reading some of his poetry on The Poetry Cafe and this one ripped a hole through me, enough to consider adding it to my short list of poems I insist kids read. You… Continue reading Thinking and Becoming
with these words: You are the strongest lesson planned for me I try to remember this each time I am challenged by relationship, in class and out. I love how Jose strung the words together. Read them in their full context here: Thoughts Travel at Light Speed and scroll way down…way down, baby.