Paulette Beete and catch up with former students and colleagues. My sister Eileen accompanied me and also took photos. Thank you, Eileen!
Earlier this week, I traveled way up north to spend two days at Tomahawk Elementary School in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. I'm always happy to work with such attentive, enthusiastic poetry lovers! Here I am, ready for my last presentation.
Can you detect a smirk? I feel a little foolish taking pictures of myself and a little uncomfortable posting them. But I'm trying to get used to tooting my own horn, so here I go. At least I'm in a comfortable place.
I did manage to take a few photos of the icy Wisconsin River from the Hiawatha State Trail.
I'm much more comfortable posting landscape photos.
On Thursday, I visited Parkview Elementary School in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, where we discussed acrostic poems, including this one by Avis Harley from African Acrostics: A Word in Edgeways.
Up clouds and eaves-
Dropping on the wind!
Nibbling on high, they
Avis Harley,We all enjoyed imagining giraffes eavesdropping on the wind and thinking about what the wind might say.
African Acrostics: A Word in Edgeways
No selfies on that trip, though. Here are my thoughts this morning:
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no matter how I try.
I always look like I'm asleep
or just about to cry.
My hair sticks out all over
or there's something in my eye.
I cannot take a selfie.
I sure wish I knew why.
Robyn Hood Black has the Poetry Friday Roundup (and some inspiring student haiku) at Life on the Deckle Edge. Enjoy!
JoAnn Early Macken