Wednesday, January 7, 2015
things I am fearful of
- letter writing is getting harder to do because of emails
- the economy
- the next generations' choices and losing faith
- another shooting now in Paris
- being numb to the news
- silence from God
My students wrote poems yesterday after an exercise from a book called
Poemcrazy. The poem starts with answering questions to I am.... and questions
like "What kind of tree? What color? What season? What are you afraid of?"
and then put them into a poem. I was so touched by their silliness and honesty
which seeped into their 16 answers. I was very touched by one student who fears rejection
and longs for friendship. Another who is quiet and struggles with thinking he is liked ,
read his three lines saying so much is going on in his head.
Another knew what googolplex is when I asked " what number are you? infinity,
googolplex, eight..." scored and we clapped for him.