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I keep blurry pictures. They remind me life is not always in sharp focus and there are times to step back, pause, and reflect.

The spirit wearies

A voice from within speaks

Seeks reflective time.

Quietly turn inward

Listen to an inner voice

Seek counsel and wisdom.

Pay homage and celebrate

While pain reveals character

New paths carved into wilderness.

Cherish each moment’s gift

Arrival and departure

Grateful for life.

About ivonprefontaine

I am a retired educator who is currently completing a PhD. Prior to teaching, I worked in private industry for 15 years and returned to university to earn my education degree. For the last 17 years I taught, I was a teacher in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. My dissertation topic is how teachers experience becoming who they are as teachers, as human subjects.

20 responses »

  1. You have a sharp focus on one of the branches of that tree on the left… I like the poem.

  2. Lovely poem expressing life… It (life) sure is a mixture…!

  3. i like blurry pictures very nice poem as well!

  4. Thoughtful and beautiful, great insight Ivon 🙂

  5. Love the poem, and the idea… life is often a blur, I feel…..

  6. Love the reflective notes in this. 🙂

  7. I love your poem.

  8. Lovely poem and photographs!


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