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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!
8/19/2016 11:05:10 am
I like the specificity of each bit of summer you select and the analogy of the child reaching for his mother. I will have to try the writing prompt, too!
8/19/2016 03:56:29 pm
Beautiful in all your goodbyes, Kiesha, and I guess many of us are thinking of summer's endings, school's beginning. I love that final part, the trumpet vine clinging, like child to mother.
8/20/2016 06:09:04 am
I love all the sensory details in your poem!
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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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