4.28.2013

Me

Thanks to Anita from
Castles, Crowns and Cottages
for encouraging a bit of "I am from"...poetry.

I thought I should squeak it in before National Poetry Month ends!



I used the one here as a format.

I am From

I am from dish cloths
and Lux liquid
and Fab.

I am from the house once white, then
"Woodland Green"...now white again.

I am from hide n' seek til the stars
lit the way back to the stairs...
from enough brothers and sisters to have
our own baseball team...
from the smell of fresh mown hay drifting
by us on our hand-me-down bicycles.

I am from triple white lilacs
and long rows of beans to be picked.

I'm from Lawrence Welk on Sunday nights,
and honesty and JPO and DMV.

I'm from the sisters (and mom) with amazing intuition,
from timeliness and quiet contemplation.

From sweet dreams
from stand up straight.

I'm from treat others with kindness
and get a good night's rest.

I'm from England and Ireland
from the Azores...

From ring dings
and dinner
every night at 5

I am from Elm St.
(With only an occasional nightmare)


ok, and I am from socks that don't match....


...and VERY short dresses....


..and from crazy hair that I wish I still had....

Try writing your own...it's a great lesson in reflection.

There have been problems with people replying...position your mouse a little lower than it seems it should be...I am not sure what Blogger is up to! Sorry!

30 comments:

  1. A lot of those memories I share! That was a fun read. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. We must be about the same age then Teresa!

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  2. I love the crazy hair pic! :) Have a great week!

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    1. I have had to tame it over the years....wish I had the wave without the frizz!

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  3. Dear ND,
    I like it! I like the memories and the images it portrays.
    I am going to give it a go too. I might post it next time. It won't be poetry month but I'm fifty now so I don't care haha.
    Kirk

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    1. Hi Kirk,

      Yes, try it! I have a couple to go before 50, but not too many!

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  4. I AM SO TOUCHED! BRAVO MY DEAR! It takes a lot of thought and courage to sit down and sift through the past, to write is succinctly and to share.

    Thank you for this honor to me, a lover of poetry, a teacher and student of the written word for all of my life. I am from the wondrous world of blog where there are so many kind souls......and glitches in the system! I too have been having problems with my blog roll not showing new posts !!!!!

    THANK YOU, this was BEAUTIFUL (and I loved the Elm St. with nightmares!!!!!)

    Anita

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    1. You inspired me Anita!
      (Yes, Elm Street was always associated with the movie!)

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  5. I think we all had dresses too short. Wish I had the legs to wear them now. Love this poem.

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  6. Oh, as a Language Arts teacher, I love the format of your poem. I am slowly cleaning out my cupboards to leave my room ready for my replacement. I have never moved into a clean classroom so I want to leave mine clean as a good gesture to my good friend who is taking my place. Anyway, I gave away two beautiful books today which are on the same lines as the lovely poem you wrote. One was, "i live in music" illustrated beautifully. Over the years my students have changed the title to "i live in basketball", "i live in art" and so many other activities. The other book was "If You're Not From the Prairie". If you're not from the prairie, you don't know wind. You can't know wind. It lends itself easily to altering. It was amazing and sad what my students wrote, "If you're not from the AVENUE, you don't know guns, you can't know guns."

    And, great pics!

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    1. it must be a good feeling to clean out, kind of part of the rite of passage! The books sound lovely!

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  7. Oh, you look like your daughter! So sweet.

    The Lawrence Welk reference made me laugh. My niece loved to watch reruns of it with her great-grandma, my grandma, when she was little. It was the cutest thing. Probably no one else in her class had ever heard of the show, but she loved it.

    E.

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    1. Hi E.
      I used to dance around to lawrence Welk! Norma Zimmer was my favorite, and my nickname was Zimmer! Yes, we do look alike!

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  8. This was wonderful! Truly! I loved every line and seeing mini-you :)

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    1. Sara, thanks so much! Wish I was petite again!

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  9. What a beautiful post, filled with such beautiful words! I also really loved seeing a mini-you! Love the cute pigtails!

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    1. I am working on getting "mini" again! Three girls with very long hair! My poor mom!

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  10. Absolutely charming! I will be late for work this morning, but I had to read this a couple times - terribly sweet!

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    1. Sorry I made you late! Thanks for visiting and sharing a slice of the past!

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  11. What a lovely poem - I love the idea of self-reflection through poetry!

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    1. Thanks Trisha! I do not self-reflect often, so this was fun!

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  12. This is lovely... what a simple yet insightful exercise.

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    1. Yes, I agree! I didn't expect it to be so successful, yet it made me smile when finished!

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  13. You are such a gifted writer! I always enjoy reading all your pieces. Thanks for sharing this poem about you :)
    xo
    Loi
    PS - Will you be planting pumpkins this season? Can't wait to see what you plant in your lovely garden!

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    1. Hi Loi!

      My pleasure! And yes, I will be growing several varieties of pumpkins this year. Can't wait to share!

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  14. That was really lovely and funny and well though out. Loved reading it and seeing photos of you as a kid!

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    1. Hi Alyson! Thanks....wow , me...funny! Finally!

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  15. That was very lovely! I wish I was as creative! I really enjoyed that!

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    1. Thanks! You can do it! Use the template, half of the work is done for you!

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