Monthly Archives: February 2017

Two Poems 28 February 2017

I love this poetry form which is all about hands and what hands say about people. I wrote these two recently: Robert has hands rough and worn from work.  He turns the pages of the engine book gently, reverently. Robert … Continue reading

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If Only 22 February 2017

If only they would just do the simple things I ask, then they would be done. If only respect was practiced, then there wouldn’t be so much rudeness. If only a day had thirty hours, then I wouldn’t run out … Continue reading

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More Altered Books 20 February 2017

These are images from some of my students’ poetry in their altered book poetry projects. 

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Altered Books 16 February 2017

My freshmen have been studying and writing poetry since we came back from winter break. At the outset I told them that when we got to the end, they would beg me to keep doing poetry. They scoffed and laughed … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day 14 February 2017

I love Valentine’s Day. I love the heart-shaped cookies and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate(especially dark!). I love the colorful cards and sappy sentiments. I love flowers and going out to dinner with my sweetheart and another couple of sweethearts! I’ve … Continue reading

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Everyday Hero 13 February 2017

Right now, Robert is my hero. He goes out of his way to help, even though it isn’t always appreciated. He works hard, getting his own work done and putting that 2nd when someone else needs something. He does as … Continue reading

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Trust 8 February 2017

What is trust? What does it mean to me? Trust is being able to count on someone not to lie, cheat, or steal to you, on you, or from you. Trust is knowing, without a doubt, that you can count … Continue reading

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