Until Spring: Friendship Poem
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This week I am sharing a poem about friendship. I think friendships are such a gift to our hearts and our words. It brings me joy to have friends who inspire me and help me grow. My friends are so important to me that I chose friendship as my #oneword for 2018. Friends invite us to think and dream. Friendships give us the promise of new hope and the courage to stretch ourselves. This poem is written for all of you, my friends!
Invitation to Write:
Writers lean on friends for support and inspiration all the time. Our friends can help us find our voice when it has grown quiet. Think of a friend who gives your voice wings to let your words fly. What are some of the ways your friends support you and inspire you? Make a list in your notebook. Try leaning on the ideas from your list to write a friendship poem of your own. Be sure to share it with a special friend if you do!
1/26/2018 05:00:57 am
I love that you chose "Friendship" for your OLW! And this: Friendships give us the promise of new hope and the courage to stretch ourselves. True! What a lovely image of the friends braving the ice together. Thank you!
1/26/2018 05:38:53 am
I have a group of 7 friends from high school who are the most precious gift. When we get together, time seems to have stood still. We have braved many stretches together.
1/26/2018 03:53:49 pm
Kiesha, your voice is strong as you deliver your poem and one word to us. Like Irene, this line stood out to me. "Friendships give us the promise of new hope and the courage to stretch ourselves." It is the promise of new hope that leads me on for hope is my one word. Thanks for letting me step back and reflect as I read through the PF posts.
1/26/2018 05:32:37 pm
I love this poem of friendship where the friends support each other to be brave. I would not have made it this far without my friends. There are a group of us (all moved here from somewhere else) who have supported each other as we raised our children together.
1/26/2018 05:42:40 pm
Friendship is very much about the difficult times interspersed with the good. Being there with and for each other - though sometimes separated by distance.
1/26/2018 06:20:49 pm
No truer words have hit the blogosphere today. I wouldn't be who I am without my friends. A beautiful tribute in your poem...holding each other up between everything from danger to play and coming to spring together. Beautiful.
1/26/2018 08:53:29 pm
Friendship truly is so important, and as we get older and busier, it can be harder to keep friendships going. We really do need to make friendship a priority, and put the work in to make them healthy!
1/27/2018 03:11:09 am
It reminded me of my favourite picturebook "and then it's spring" - for a tropical girl who has the sun the whole year round, I miss out on these things. Enjoy spring when it arrives.
Mary Lee Hahn
1/27/2018 05:33:55 am
I love the multiple meanings in this poem.
1/27/2018 05:57:11 pm
You're so right, Kiesha. Friends are such a blessing, and your poem makes that point beautifully.
1/27/2018 07:41:52 pm
Thanks for this post, Kiesha - friends can remind us that spring is right around the corner, when we might be feeling winter's chill.
1/29/2018 09:21:25 pm
Having a friend to help us get through "the dead of winter" sure can help, and so does your lovely poem on friendship, thanks Kiesha
4/9/2018 07:12:04 pm
Your poem affected life?! Yes, you can share your lovely poem and its great "after story" with the world... Submit now on LifePoemsProject.com
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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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