5.08.2007

Where Our Hearts Find Peace


Today I taught my students a poetry form called Prepositional Poetry. It is an excellent format for modeling the purpose of prepositions in a more creative way, plus students use the simple words to create beautiful poems. A year ago I practiced one myself to give to JEJ as a gift. I used the prepositions to tour through the seasons in our gardens- a place we find peace.

Where Our Hearts Find Peace
To JEJ


Through the greenhouse
During early spring,
Near the vegetable garden
Toward hot, dry summer,
Inside the gazebo
Throughout the unfolding of fall,
Beside the driveway,
Within the cold, bleak winter.

Past the blooming America roses,
In front of the scarlet geraniums,
Between the blossoms in the cutting garden
Despite the dogs and cats. Among the budding of the Livin’ Easy,
Near the lavender and sedum,
Within the Lucy Garden
Except in the cold of winter.

In front of the climbing roses,
Between the vibrant colors from the hanging blossoms,
Along the path of fragrant alyssum,
Before the frost beckons fall.

Outside we built this quiet retreat
Near a place of natural beauty,
By glorious sunrise and fading sunset
Since our hearts have now found peace.

4 comments :

  1. That is so cool. It fits you and JEJ perfectly. You should take those pictures and print it off and frame it for him for his birthday.

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  2. Gorgeous photos........ bloody brill.....

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  3. Very nice. Learned something new - prepositional poetry. . .

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  4. Oh, I loved this! What a beautiful poem! And what a great way to teach prepositions!

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