This "Short Composition for Two Harps" by Tudor Tulok is 1 minute, 53 seconds long. In my mind, I saw daffodils blowing in the wind. But this is what I wound up writing:
THE GLORY OF SPRING
Flowers aren't the only ones
who bloom in spring.
In classrooms everywhere
children are opening
as suddenly as tulips,
waving their hands in eager confidence
like daffodils in the breeze.
Stubborn and tenacious as dandelions,
they have mastered
subtraction or sentences or similes.
They have arrived
and they know it.
Teachers witness this glorious blooming
and it never ceases to amaze.
We know they will leave us soon,
so give us a minute
to appreciate the glory of spring.
©Mary Lee Hahn, 2013
Yesterday, I let my students listen to this music so they could share some of their writing here.
Diane has the Poetry Friday Roundup today at Random Noodling.
If you'd like to look back on the week, you can find Seurat on Thursday, Sioux Ghost Dancers on Wednesday, a surfer on Tuesday, and the Wikimedia Picture of the Year for 2011 on Monday.
I will be using the media to inspire my poetry, but I am going to invite my students to use my daily media picks to inspire any original creation: poems, stories, comics, music, videos, sculptures, drawings...anything!
You are invited to join the fun, too! Leave a link to your creation in the comments and I'll add it to that day's post. I'll add pictures of my students' work throughout the month as well.