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