About

About? Well, it’s about time! I’ve long considered starting a little blog, putting it out there for whoever might happen across it. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon the link for the Writer’s Digest April PAD (Poem-a-day) challenge. Always a sucker for a creative challenge, I dug in. As I poemed my way through the month I began to discover that the written word has amazing power to help us reflect, contemplate, heal, grow! Well, I think I already new all that, but I discovered that if I just made a little sacred space each day to shake out a few words – I suddenly felt as though I had cleared a few cobwebs from the corners of my soul.

 

4/7
Violin Teacher

I bow as I greet each child

I give their fingers funny names like Stinky and Pinky

I work on developing good posture
I work on developing beautiful tone
I work on developing beautiful hearts

I listen
I watch
I show
I smile and listen some more

We play together

I am constantly reminding students to check their bow-hold and
often negotiating numbers of repetitions

I say “yes! That’s it – now do that again!”

At the end of each lesson we bow again
“Thank you for teaching”
“Thank you for learning”
and it is their turn to remind me
of why
I’m me

 

4/14
If I Were Forgiveness

If I were forgiveness…

I would wait patiently watching
hidden
faces

I would search endlessly for cracks in
hardened
hearts

I would sit silently by bedsides in
midnight
hours

I would swim longingly in
salty
tears

I would rejoice finally in
the words
I’m sorry

then you would at last see me in
shining
eyes

You would gently feel me in
softened
hearts

You would quietly know me in
peaceful
dreams

You would fervently taste me in
joyful
tears

And we would gladly rejoice together in
God’s
love

 

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