Hooray for Poetry Friday! Celebrate with more of my friends from the round-up today atDori Reads. Thanks for hosting today, Dori!
Today is the Friday before school starts! I am very excited to begin a new school year. I look forward to all the new faces and new beginnings. Every year I can't get over how quickly the summer flies by. It seems just as we end, we begin again. I think about this beginning and ending throughout the days and across years of my life. It always gives me hope when I think about all the things in my life that have ended or may end so that new things may begin. The seasons and our natural world give us proof of this all the time.
So while I am sad to see the summer season go, I know that it leaves behind the promise of something new. A new opportunity to grow and change will emerge from every season. I look forward to my new beginnings, but I will always remember this summer's end.
Have a wonderful beginning to your new school year!
Listen to my poem: Summer's End
Invitation to Write:
I often think about the beginnings and endings throughout my life. It can be great thinking and writing work. Try making a list in your notebook of beginnings and endings throughout your life. It might be the first time or the last time you felt a certain way or it might be an event that you began or ended. This list can help you generate even more ideas for writing in your notebook!
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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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