How to teach poetry? “This has always worked: find the material in your own life.”
~ Naomi Shihab Nye ~
Penny Kittle tweeted this last night from the Boothbay Literacy Retreat, quoting a line from Naomi Shihab Nye, the evening’s “Distinguished Lecturer.” I had been thinking about this very idea earlier in the afternoon after I saw this on my way home:
Needless to say, I did a double take. So I drove home, parked the car, and the dog and I walked back to the field to capture the moment. The camera on my phone really doesn’t do justice to the scene, so I’ll try to paint a picture with words.
A balloon bouquet,
astray on a summer breeze,
touched down in a
to dance with butterflies.
I hope you all have a chance to enjoy a few sun-drenched afternoons this summer!
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