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Thursday, April 26, 2012

What do you see?

See, see,
 oh what do you see?
A bench
and a pond
beech trees.

    Can you see the bench under the trees?  If you sat there for awhile, you'd hear a mockingbird singing.  You'd hear the rush of water burbling over the rocks.  And if you sat very quietly you might hear the trees telling their stories.  Have you ever heard the whispers and creeks of beech trees?
    Just for today, find somewhere to sit quietly and listen for the stories.  Can you write a poem about that?
    Happy National Poem in your Pocket Day.  Today is the day to carry a poem with you to share with others.  Each time your take the poem out try to memorize a little bit more of it to make the poem your own.  Have a great day and enjoy poetry.


  1. Hi Joy,

    The photo is lovely. Did you sit on the bench and listen?

  2. You bet I did. Actually I was busy yesterday our at a riding stable. I'm working with a group to offer "riding & writing" workshops. We talked about having the kids sit in the grass to write and decided it wouldn't be a good idea, The kids might get ticks. It did make me wish for some lovely benches like this for children and adults to sit on to write about their horse experience.