April is Poetry Month!

Poetry has a steady home in our fifth-grade classrooms but in April, we take it up a notch! As we return from spring break, we'll be exploring ways to share our love of poetry with our communities. This month, I pledge to write a poem a day. I may not post every day but here is my offering today.

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Acceptance

I once heard a yoga master proclaim:
“How you stand in mountain pose
is how you stand in life.”
Words so striking and true
I’ve repeated them
countless times
while standing at the teacher’s mat.

These words drift back to me
as I stand still
feet sinking into the ocean
soaked
silky
sand.
Each wave washing over my
fragile feet.

Acceptance

How you stand in mountain pose is
how you stand in acceptance;
how you stand in strength.

When the earth below
shifts
slides
slithers
away,
I lift one foot at a
time and
step to
steady
ground.

Eyes closed
palms and heart
open
once more.

1 thought on “April is Poetry Month!”

  1. I hope you find the strength you are needing and are searching for at this moment. I hope writing today has helped.

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