Friday, May 13, 2016

Celebrations Everywhere - Really!


         Every Saturday (or Sunday) I celebrate with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build.  and link with others who share their celebrations, too. It's always lovely to read everyone's posts. I am grateful to Ruth each week for her thoughtful creation of this community.

           A good week to me feels like a week with family and friends, time to read and time to write. It was a good week! I'm always writing poems, but have paid special attention recently to a picture book story in poetry. I had time during the week to "really" work on it, and I celebrate that. Also, I had the last meetings with the teacher with whom I've worked all year, a final lesson and conversation, and a celebration with all the "new" teachers hosted by the school that manages the licensing program. I am so proud of the teacher he has become, and wish him much success and happiness in his teaching. He has a job already!

             Last week I celebrated all the "mothers" in my life, including those special grandmothers. And this week, lilac blooms spread over our city. I saw, and smelled, them everywhere. I wrote this for David L. Harrison's website which has a Word of the Month to write to. The poems are shared in comments on a specific link on his blog. If you'd like to join, please take a look. He also has a link for students to share poems from the Word of the Month. This month's word is May, and the variety of kinds of poems already shared is marvelous. I like some of the poems that I write, and love others, maybe not that they're perfect, but some "please" more than others. Here's a poem I celebrate, because it's about grandmothers and lilacs, two of my favorite things.



31 comments:

  1. Lilacs and grandmothers - two wonderful things! Love the marriage of the two in your poem and the photograph too!. Sounds like you had a wonderful week. Happy weekend, Linda!

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    1. Thank you! It was a good, and busy, week. Things will slow down a bit now that I'm finished at school. We have rain coming in Sunday. Hope your weekend is grand, too!

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  2. I couldn't agree with you more, a good week to me feels like a week with family and friends, time to read and time to write. I have recently found a new appreciation for poetry and have been brave enough to write some of my own. I love your celebration of grandmothers and lilacs, perfect for this time of the year. ~Amy

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    1. Thanks, Amy, good for you for writing poetry. Hoping you have a good weekend with family & friends, writing and reading!

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    2. Amy, I see that you are starting to write poetry. Please join in my spring gallery to make a garden of beautiful poetry flowers.

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    3. Linda, your poem is lovely. May I use your May poem for the gallery? Of course, I would love to use another or two of your work.

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    4. Yes I will send it, and another too!

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  3. Isn't it funny that lilacs remind you of grandmothers. But I see why. They are such a simple, old fashioned and beautifully scented flower. The way your mind works is remarkable Linda.

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    1. They are old-fashioned to me, and perhaps because my grandmothers had huge yards filled with lilac bushes. There were always vases full during this time. Thanks, Bernadette.

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    2. Lilacs remind me of my childhood days and the delicious scents in my neighborhood. Thanks for bringing me back there, Linda.

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    3. You're welcome, Carol, and as you can see, me, too!

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  4. I'm glad the teacher you worked with had a good year! It's exciting to hear that he already has a job. Love the poem too! Your celebrations always bring a smile to my face!

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    1. This teacher made an easy year for me, Michelle, a good time all through. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks, Jane. I wish you would join us some Saturday!

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  6. So much to celebrate, but especially lilacs and grandmothers...
    it is the "snowball" bushes (hydrangea) I remember in my grandmother's yard. In my memory, they were huge.

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    1. Yes, those will bloom next, I think. My peonies are about to burst, too. Thanks!

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  7. What a joy to say "It was a good week." I hadn't thought of it before, but seeing your poem showed the connection between lilacs and grandmother, for me too.

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    1. It makes me happy to hear your connection, too, Terje. Thank you.

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  8. It's such a blessing for a new teaching to have the leadership and conversations with a veteran. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall and listen to the last celebration of the year with him. Your poem was beautiful and lilacs are my favorite.

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    1. At this last celebration, it was just a joy to relax and talk about ourselves, what the future might hold and on, Maria. There is so little time during the year for that. Thanks for coming by!

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  9. I love when our lilacs bloom at home and I'll be missing them this year. Instead I get to watch the pink hibiscus bloom here!
    I'm glad it was a week full of reading and writing. I won't get those days until the summer, but they'll be coming!

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    1. Summer will be here soon! You'll see many beautiful flowers like the hibiscus, Michele. I love when we go to the beach & can enjoy those different flowers. Thanks!

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  10. I'm so glad you had a good week. The lilacs are blooming like crazy here too. The smell is lovely, but my allergies get all funny about them. :)

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    1. Thanks, Crystal but sorry about the allergies. I know my son & daughter-in-law would be suffering from the blooming too.

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  11. It's one of my grandma's birthday today. And I was just thinking how wonderful it is to be spoiled by grandparents! Have a great week!

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    1. I was spoiled, Earl, & am passing it on to my granddaughters, too. I agree, wonderful all the way around.. Thank you!

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  12. The poem makes my heart smile: I love grandmothers and lilacs, too. But I am especially happy about that young teacher who had you to guide him - your work will live on in so many more students because of what he learned from you. What a gift!

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    1. Thank you, Tara. What a nice thought and compliment.

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  13. Oh boy! You are writing! This makes me smile. I hope the words are dancing for you.
    Ruth

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    1. Thank you, and yes, am writing, enjoying it a bunch!

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