Saturday, July 25, 2015

Black eyes and goosenecks . . .


I am a collector
of vases

and vases need
flowers

so

I suppose
I am also
a collector 
of flowers.


At night
against a darkened window

they appear
so elegant
so graceful.

xx

Friday, July 3, 2015

Girl and Lamb


Sometimes
this happens:
a girl
and a lamb
and a cast-off gown
appear
at the edge
of the woods.

xx

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

More Love That School . . .

So much depends
upon


eager students
reading


and asking
questions

with such
energy

and enthusiasm
and good cheer .  . . 

Thank you, 
Camden schools
for the 
warm
welcome.

xx
Your Author




Friday, May 15, 2015

Love Those Schools, cont. . . .

One of the bonuses
of living in Maine
and visiting schools in Maine
is that the scenery
is always
magnificent
and the people
are ultra-friendly.

recently I visited schools 
in Jonesport and Beals Island.


They've been studying The Wanderer
and have developed so many wonderful projects 
based on their year-long theme:
Navigating the Storm.

Science, health, literature, art, math, music
incorporating all disciplines:
Wow!

Below are some of the art projects.
I wish I could have included photos
of all the other projects
but at some point
I put away my camera
and merely drooled.

(More photos at above link to Island Readers and Writers)




Tied into the above weaving
are individual scrolls
on which students had written
private messages about their own storms.


Above: flag and radio code



Left to right:
Ruth Feldman*, Principal Chris Crowley (Beals Island), Me,
Principal Dr. Debra Lay (Jonesport), and Jan Coates.*
(* = Directors, Island Readers and Writers)

Thank you all, for an inspiring visit!

xx

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Love That School

Sometimes
I visit 
amazing schools

where the enthusiasm
and energy
and good will
is so high

that 
swoon.


Bright and cheery welcome


students independently engaged



playing with words


celebrating books


and people
and
their
stories.

Thank you
Fay School
for a beauteous
and delicious
visit.

You're all
amazing.

xx

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sun Worship

So
the sun came out


and we turned our heads
toward it


Ahhh
we said
ahhh

. . .

xx

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Red Bench


(Click to enlarge)

so much depends
upon

a wooden bench
painted red

perched on the
side

of a Swiss
mountain

~~

This bench appears in two of my books:  
Bloomability and The Unfinished Angel

xx