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Poetry and Trees

They are also home to squirrels. Yesterday, as I walked back from the library, I saw a young man chasing a squirrel. I seemed the squirrel saw it as a game. It was almost like a dog and boy playing as they went around the tree first one way and then the other. Finally, the squirrel went up the tree far enough that he could not be reached and looked back down.

GYA today

October is national poetry month in Great Britain. Other countries celebrate in different months. Let’s share this one throughout the world with a whimsical poem from an American poet who lost his life in France during World War I.

Join me, please, in celebrating harmony …in poets, people, and countries.

Enjoy!

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

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  1. Yes, squirrels are delightful. They have consistenly eaten up any tomatoes I’ve grown, so I gave up on that. But watching their energy and ingenuity has more than compensated for the irritation of having them chew through whatever interests them!

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    • My mother-in-law used to complain about the deer in her garden. Despite all the complaining, she never put up a fence. A fence would have eliminated their visits and she did not want that.

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  2. Yes, squirrels are delightful. They have consistenly eaten up any tomatoes I’ve grown, so I gave up on that. But watching their energy and ingenuity has more than compensated for the irritation of having them chew through whatever interests them!

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  3. Thank God – My frame of mind is such that I thought the squirrel was going to run out in the road and get run over! Wow. This morning I noticed that the most popular topic on my blog lately is death …. when I investigated, I found that half of my posts lately deal with it.
    Time for me to read some Winnie-the-Pooh.
    Nice to discover your blog – I am considering taking up teaching college writing here in the U.S. as a second career.
    Blessings-

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    • I think we go through periods where different themes emerge. Sometimes it runs below the radar and it takes something to surface them. I am looking forward to following your reflections on Winnie the Pooh.

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