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They're here! The Purple Martins have returned to the ridge at last. Mama and Papa Martin arrived this evening just before sunset. Words can't express how excited I am to have these purple-winged beauties back. Of course, I had to give it a go by drafting a little tribute poem to this traveling pair.
Writers, I do hope each of you continue to live, dream, and write with all your heart. Hopes and dreams do come true when you write. Your words matter. There is hope, still.
Invitation to Write:
Writers live, dream, and write. I remind myself of this quite often, especially when I am in a slump. It helps me remember that my dreams in this life can come true through words.
Words are hope.
So Live. Dream. Write.
3/3/2017 05:33:21 pm
I love your "Papa Martin" poem Kiesha, especially their calling-conversation back and forth; the images are the icing on the cake, thanks!
3/4/2017 07:53:03 am
Yay! The Purple Martins are home! I love the line of your poem,
Mary Lee Hahn
3/4/2017 12:03:43 pm
Thanks for sharing your passion with us! Through your posts, I am almost (almost) as glad as you are to see your purple martins again!
3/4/2017 12:05:14 pm
Thanks for sharing your passion with us! Through your posts, I am almost (almost) as glad as you are to see your purple martins again! Keep the poems coming!
3/4/2017 01:20:46 pm
Lovely, Kiesha. Your poem captures a sense of well-being that comes from observing stages come and go in the cycles of nature.
3/5/2017 04:03:18 am
Kiesha, the last part of your poem where you send good night wishes to Papa Martin only works well because you so cleverly establish the relationship earlier on: "you saw me and I saw you". So glad your martins have returned. Can't wait for you to find out where they've been!
3/5/2017 09:44:39 am
Yay for Papa Martin, a poem of happiness.
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Welcome! I'm Kiesha Shepard, and I have a love for writing and the teaching of writing. Whispers From the Ridge is a place where I can share my words and ideas for teaching writing. It's also a place for you to find inspiration for writing the words inside of you. I invite you into my world of writing as I capture the whispers from the ridge.
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