Thursday, April 01, 2010

Poem #1 -- Teaching



YOU ARE A TEACHER

You are a teacher
a believer in potential
a guide
a mentor to children of many backgrounds
and diverse cultures.

You lead them
and love them
and you seek to send them
on the most beautiful path they can walk.

Who is guiding you?

by Mary Lee Hahn, copyright 2010


(found poem -- in an ad for Alma Flor Ada's Smiles and Butterflies newsletter)

8 comments:

  1. Teachers deserve more poems! Thank you!!

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  2. Who is guiding me, indeed! Luckily, wonderful friends and colleagues like you.

    Happy April!

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  3. Mary Lee,

    I commend you on your plan to write a poem every day during April. I've been working on some new poems myself. Don't know if I'll get around to writing thirty like you, though.

    Happy Poetry Month!

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  4. Happy Poetry Month! Your students are so lucky to have you:).

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  5. Ooh! I like that last line. It rather gives me the chills, too -- a challenge to the reader.

    Happy Poetry Month!

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  6. I am looking forward to Easter. Always a time for renewal... and to remember who's leading me!

    Thanks for honoring teachers with your poetry. PA

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  7. nice poem. we must keep on celebrating the good work being done by our teachers.

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  8. Inspiring! Looking forward to the next 29. (As for who is guiding me....it takes a village.)

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