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Poetry (Good) Friday: Re-imagining victory

It is of course Good Friday, and like all my Jesus-following friends, I’m trying to live this day and the rest of the weekend particularly mindful of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus and what that all means. 558 more words


Poetry Friday: "Twisted Like Dogwood"

During my early years of blogging on Xanga, I remember “Poetry Friday” being one of my favorite weekly traditions. Sometimes, people posted their own poetry. Occasionally, I would come across T.S. 329 more words


Poetry Month is Here- So, "Look in Thy Heart and Write"

April is Poetry Month. What should you do about this?
Take advice from Sir Philip Sidney and “Look in thy heart and write.”

Sidney composed  399 more words


Evil's party (guest list)

Evil’s Party (guest list)

(after Mark 15)

Sir Accusation
Miss Envy
Madame Bloodthirst (she usually brings a crowd)
Count Rebellion & his brother Murderer
Governor People-Pleaser… 94 more words

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Origami Poetry

My celebration of National Poetry Month with my students has been interrupted many times by testing, field trips, and now spring break, but this week I had a few days to work with my youngest students, grades 1-3, on origami and poetry. 127 more words


Poetry Friday: Julia Kasdorf - Flying Lesson

Poetry Friday is hosted by Robyn Hood Black @ Life on the Deckle Edge

Spring. The last quarter of the school year. Decision time for college and high school.   287 more words

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Poetry Friday: Louise Erdrich's "Advice to Myself"

I’ve been captivated by Louise Erdrich’s writing for many years, since I first read her middle grade novel, The Birchbark House. This book was a favorite read aloud when I taught third grade.  313 more words