Monday, April 16, 2018

Cookies



We measure minds by their stature. It would be better to estimate them by their beauty.  ~Joseph Joubert 

Cookies

Remember the time we
decorated cookies? There was no unit of measure
for our joy that day. Who minds
learning by
mixing icing and food coloring to make their
cookie’s stature
more massive (and of course, more beautiful)? It
was about way more than just the cookies, though. Who would
believe that such a diverse group could be
unified at Christmas? No better
way than to
share a 34-year cookie decorating tradition. Don’t under-estimate
the power of cookies to overcome differences. Let them
heal the world by
their sweetness and by their
beauty.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2018



6 comments:

  1. I simply cannot keep up with all the posts this month, but when I saw the word Cookies, I couldn't resist stopping by. I am such a cookie lover. Love the whole poem, but especially these words:
    "Don’t under-estimate
    the power of cookies to overcome differences. Let them
    heal the world by
    their sweetness and by their
    beauty."

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  2. Capturing a treasured moment is a wonderful way to make a poem. Beautiful to read, Mary Lee.

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  3. Mary Lee, I love the opening lines,
    "Remember the time we
    decorated cookies? There was no unit of measure
    for our joy that day."

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  4. Don't underestimate the power of cookies! A delicious, harmonious moment, Mary Lee.

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  5. Such an amazing tradition! Thirty-four years of baking cookies. Like Ramona and Mollie, I love the "unit of measure" line. And also "Don't underestimate…" Again, I am struck by what an incredible gift these poems are to your students!

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  6. Your poem reminds me the process is what's important and not always the product even though this product is delicious!

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