The Light of Old October
The Light of Old October.
I have not written a poem for some time, but as I wrote this appeared. The catalyst was the wonderful imagery from the pictures and quotes at the link. Nature has a way of showing us the way. It takes a Sabbath in our climate called winter.
The artist’s palette splashes colours about.
Autumn gives way to the winter.
It slips into rest;
Life’s weariness lifted,
A white blanket appears;
Covering all that sleeps in its wake.
Nature comes full circle,
It rests in its Sabbath.
In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms.
I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders.
I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs.
I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry.
I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry.
I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.
I really liked this.
Thank you Kimberly.
That’s a very nice thought. Thank you. 🙂
You are welcome Lisa.
Ironically it’s hot here in the UK!
Actually, we had record high temperatures a week. It was above 20 Celsius.
I wonder why… I like it though…more summer,more sunshine
There is no explaining weather in Alberta.We wait five minutes and it changes.
Very nice. We actually have a chance for snow in the forecast here in New England.
It is that time of the year across many parts of Canada and the US.
Thank you Ivon for brightening my day.
You are welcome.
Thank you Ivon ❤
You are welcome Val.
Reblogged this on From the Sky Above the Mountains and commented:
Thank you for the re-blog and comment.
Thank you for finding and sharing my photos of October up in our neck of the woods on the west side of the state. Your poem is lovely and very fitting. Emily from Barnstorming
Thank you Emily and you are welcome. The pictures are lovely and have great colour in them.
Beautiful, Ivon. Thank you.
You are welcome and thank you Isabella.
This is a beautiful poem, Ivon. I just experienced this shift in nature when on my trip to Finland.
Thank you. Finland would be similar to what we experience in Alberta/