Saturday, January 13, 2018

Serenity

A word,
a sentence,
a line to a song,
whispered.

A word, 
a sentence,
a line to a song, 
repeated.
What?
It speaks to me.

Yet where did this
word, 
sentence,
line to a song, 
that spoke to me, 
originate from? 

And why is this 
word,
sentence,
line to a song, 
awakening me to action? 

Now how did this 
word, 
sentence, 
line to a song, 
bring me inner peace? 

Listening to the whispers
of an angel.
Serenity. 
 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

In the Meantime

Reading, 
Reflecting,
Writing,
Walking, 
Intention setting, 
Go!  

Repeat, 
Repeated, 
Repeating. 

Settling in, 
A habit now. 

The thought collector 
is percolating and 
aging, 
Short snippets 
Acted on. 
Deeper ones
running still, 
Curious as to where it will lead,
And eager for the journey 
To reveal itself. 

In the meantime,
Read, 
Reflect, 
Write, 
Walk, 
Intention set.
Go! 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Opening prayer

Opening routine...
Settling, 
Calming
Inspiring...
Praying
The prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.

Hearing 
A whisper...
A student telling another 
"This prayer is my father's favorite." 

Later...

Closing routine
Packing up, 
Cleaning up, 
Ready to clear out.
Student asks for paper. 
"I want to write this down for my father." 

"Make me an instrument of your peace...." 

Our work as Catholic school educators 
 is more meaningful than we know. 




Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Spiritual Health

Best Lent Ever...
Fasting...
Identified a habit...
Turning on the tv as I go to bed...
In its place...
Reading, 
Listening, 
Reflecting
To the words 
Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody, 
A Purpose Driven Live.
Filling my heart
With the joyful music
And messages 
Of Christian hymns.  
Peacefully 
Falling asleep, 
Grateful for blessings bestowed.

Looking forward, 
Looking ahead, 
Making a plan
For spiritual growth 
With its beginnings in
Fasting...
Best Lent Ever 

Monday, April 3, 2017

So Much Depends

Getting ready to start celebrating National Poetry Month with fourth graders.  Starting with the book Love That Dog.  As I reread the book, I was inspired to compose my own version of The Red Wheelbarrown by William Carlos Williams.

So much depends upon
Kindness
A welcoming 
Smile,
Encouraging 
Words, 
Thoughtful 
Actions, 
A gift of peace,
Love. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Writing Across the Curriculum

Find someone who...
Looking at the bingo card
Catching glimpses of myself
From the past
And the present.
Posts sitting in my draft 
Waiting to be published. 
Writing without publishing.

Done. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Reading, writing, reflecting

Reading about writing
leads me to stop reading,
temporarily.
Inspired 
to capture 
an aha from
a conversation swirling in my head
from yesterday. 

Purposeful.