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A Glass of Water

When we used to go to the farm, one treat was drinking the well water. It was always cool and sweet in the truck when we hayed. It was better than champagne.

If we traveled on from the farm, we sometimes took well water. It meant we had water if we stopped for lunch or needed it in the car.

May Sarton wrote about water’s beauty. The poem reminded me how I take some things for granted and overlook their extraordinary nature. When I take time and am mindful, the sweetness is revealed.

Here is a glass of water from my well.
It tastes of rock and root and earth and rain;
It is the best I have, my only spell,
And it is cold, and better than champagne.
Perhaps someone will pass this house one day
To drink, and be restored, and go his way,
Someone in dark confusion as I was
When I drank down cold water in a glass,
Drank a transparent health to keep me sane,
After the bitter mood had gone again.

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Escher (Acrostic)

We used Escher’s work in the classroom as part of exploring points of view and perspective. Students would design and draw their Escher-like diagram. I found that the students enjoyed the opportunities to be creative and explore in ways that art reveals the world to us.

Memoirs of a Dragon

Entwined sketches of Time’s sighing Muse

synchronous with Destiny’s voluptuous passions

chaos ….. balanced within each sepia pic

horizons ….. bound within a singular azimuth

escaping papyrus illusions ….. defined his Life

realities generously shared ….. using but pen and paper

sepiaescher

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Thanks again to ‘K’ at Kirsten Uninterrupted for introducing me to Acrostic and so many other Poetry Forms.

M.C. Escher – The Official Website is here.

Escher

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