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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