That was a blessing, since I've also been fighting a low-grade migraine. It must have helped to get back into the studio yesterday, I woke up to a clear head this morning.
This afternoon I slipped back into the studio for a few minutes to finish the little project I started yesterday.
Remember the little pouch that I'd read about on Carla's blog and then made using Debbie's directions?
Well, I got sucked into the madness, let me tell you! I've completed pouch number two. This one has a couple of accessories--a pen holder and a key fob. I'd like to be able to carry both while at work. Wearing the first one to work may have gotten me into trouble: students saw it and have been begging me to make pouches for them, "please, please."
Of course they are batting eyelashes at the time! (Sometimes those eyelashes work.) Of course, I can't make enough for every student who wants one, but I'm thinking I might make a few and have a drawing.
In addition to all the testing and traveling and teaching, I've been writing a bit. I like to write when my students write. This last poem is one I wrote during a recent poetry writing session, but even more so I wrote this poem about the kids who were in my classroom writing their own poems. Is that confusing? I hope not. Here's the poem: I hope you like it.
poet and poem
They sit, quiet
thoughts whirling, brains engaged, hands busy
Difficult, this work, messy, thought-provoking.
blank paper stares back for much too long
pen smudges, crumple, toss.
One kitten curls in tight on herself
but still the words come.
A zebra of lines, doodles, words sits
Ah, aha, awe! more and more
simile, symbol, synecdoche
connotation, consonance, conceit
archtype, alliteration, assonance