Happy new year Poetry Friday friends! I am so excited to begin a fresh new year filled with poetry blessings. Linda at TeacherDance is hosting the very first round-up of 2017! Celebrate this special day with all of the PF community at her welcoming space.
I love the feeling of new beginnings and the chance to look upon the world with fresh eyes. Today, I am filled with gratitude and hope for a new year of opportunities to begin again. I have thought a lot about the power of perspective and the role it plays in how I view my world. By defintion the word perspective means the way we choose to regard something or a particular attitude we have toward it.
Since I choose my perspective, it is worth considering before I make many of the decisions I am faced with in my life. This year, I have committed myself to listening more and reflecting on the thoughts and feelings of others. We are all a small piece of this big wonderful world. I am ready to start a new year of celebrating the perspectives of this world we share.
Invitation to Write:
As we begin a new journey in this new year, take a moment to consider your perspective on different things within your life. Ask yourself, "What do I think about this? How does this make me feel?" Perspectives can change as well. Think about those times your perspective was changed in one way or another. What brought about the change? How did it alter your point of view? It's also important to consider the perspectives of others. Try on a new pair of eyes this year, perhaps a grasshopper or maybe a bear! Big or small, we all have ideas and a voice to share. Who knows what's waiting to be explored with your new lenses!
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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Schedule of Round Up:
8 Sylvia at Poetry for Children
15 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
22 Laura at Laura Shovan
29 Jan at Bookseedstudio Optional theme: Sing!
5 Jone at Jone Rush MacCulloch
12 Molly Hogan at Nix the Comfort Zone
26 Karen at Karen Edmisten*
5 Kat at Kathryn Apel
12 Heidi at my juicy little universe
19 Linda at TeacherDance
26 Susan at Soul Blossom Living
2 Mary Lee at A Year of Reading
9 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
16 Jama at Jama's Alphabet Soup
23 Catherine at Reading to the Core
30 Matt at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme
7 Bridget at wee words for wee ones
14 Irene at Live Your Poem
21 Christie at Wondering and Wandering
28 Michelle at Michelle Kogan
4 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
11 Carol at Carol's Corner
18 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
25 Linda at A Word Edgewise