Wednesday, January 28, 2009

tired but inspired

Can't write much but due to my OCD fading hope at earning some kind of prize undying devotion to readers who believe I'm fabulous [THANK YOU, LOVE YOU!], I must post for the day.

Tonight was our school's Poetry Out Loud competition. In a nutshell, a bunch of our students - most of them enthusiastic, some coerced by threat of failing my class - memorized poems and recited them to a pretty grand audience of classmates and family members. Despite nervous knees and protests of having to be on the stage and slight panic about not having a microphone, they rocked. Watching them stand up there and raise their voices erased all of my fatigue; it was a delight and a relief and a gift.

But now I must sleep and hope for more days like this one.

Poetry Fence, Victoria B.C.
photo by me, 2007

7 comments:

LarryG said...

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue,
If you don't keep writing here,
Oh What Shall We DO!

:)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...
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Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Bad Mom is good, Bad Mom is fun.
No going to sleep,
Until your post is done.

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

They were an impressive group. Seriously. I hope you do it again next year.

Janet said...

I love that song...

holly said...

was there crazy jazz playing in the background? was anyone wearing a beret?

if so, i'll come!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

My day involved poetry too--and what a wonderful day it was. Oh how I love these kids!

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