Thursday, August 30, 2018

Poetry Friday -- Teaching




TEACHING

I teach,
I watch.
They fall,
I catch.

I lift,
they soar.
I brood,
they hatch.

They spread,
I gather.
I pair,
I match.

I teach,
I watch.
They fall,
I catch.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2012


An oldie goldie from (how can that be possible?) SIX years ago!

Robyn has the Poetry Friday roundup this week at Life on the Deckle Edge.



16 comments:

  1. Still golden! Thanks for sharing again, Mary Lee. Happy New School Year!

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  2. But it's unchanged, isn't it? Teach, watch, fall, catch - repeat! Lovely, Mary Lee, hope your year has started well!

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  3. Love this poem, Mary Lee. Hope you have a great year of teaching.

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  4. I still love that catching and falling, Mary Lee! Thank you for sharing. xo

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  5. Happy new school year!

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  6. It's a delightful cycle of learning. So glad you're there to teach and watch and catch and lift!

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  7. Perfection! Thank you for sharing this again, Mary Lee!

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  8. It gets better with age! What a perfect description of a community learning together.

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  9. tangrams! love how each piece is part of a greater whole...like kids in a classroom. Beautiful poem.

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  11. I love your vision of teaching. Here's to a great year of catching!

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  12. YEAH for all the educators across the globe who engage in the catch!

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  13. Still adorable and relevant to those stalwart teachers.

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  14. Such energy Mary Lee–here's to a new year of watching, catching, lifting, gathering, matching, and teaching!

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