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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Summer Dream


After a week off I am now dreaming about summer. I care deeply about my students and enjoy watching them bloom in the springtime but I am really looking forward to the mental break. Every time I am in a summer dream this is what I picture. It is so calm. So clear. So peaceful. I am dreaming of serenity today. 
Sunlight fades into
warm shadows.
My fingers dance in earth’s lake laced breath
as sand mists against my legs
and I sink in the endless dune.
In a squint
my smile breathes
as the orange pink light waves to me.
A moment.
I pause and watch the last sliver slip
and darkness takes the day.
There, I crouch
at my altar
laying vows
committed to myself.

Thank you Stacey for acknowledging me in the call for slices today.

7 comments:

  1. My favorite part of the day! It's even a pretty word- twilight.

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  2. What a beautiful poem and drawing! Dusk is such a wonderful time of day.

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  3. Lovely to see and read, Betsy. Hope you feel better soon!

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  4. You have quite a talent with those colored pencils my friend! I'm glad you picked them up today. I could imagine myself in your picture as I studied it but then once I read your words I could feel myself there, in that peaceful place you described. I hope you are feeling better.

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  5. Love how you used art to pull out our words. So much beautiful alliteration! I love the idea, too, of an altar with vows committed to yourself. Hope you feel better really soon!

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  6. "My fingers dance in the earth's lake laced breath," a twist of the tongue like the twist of your thoughts. What a serene and soft drawing. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love thinking about the pink light waving to you! This is lovely. I enjoyed your poem on Two Writing Teachers, too - about why you write. Thank you for sharing!!

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