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Skyscrapers in the wind 

I don’t what captured my eye most: the image, the poem, or the excerpt from Pablo Neruda. Perhaps it is the way they fit together into one. When two people are meant for each other, there is an entwining that is magical.

Souldier Girl

We are skyscrapers in the wind

Forged In the center of a hurricane
Collided as one we bend
Tell me you love me
Let me feel your hand
Let our flesh melt into eachother
As the harpist leads the band
Calmly sinking below sea level
Their music resonates in crystalline bubbles
We rise faster and faster
As triumph outruns disaster
Tell me you love me
Melt your words into my skin
I can no longer hear the music
Yet the harp is in my hands

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About ivonprefontaine

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.

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  1. Congratulations, Ivon!

    I have nominated your blog for the Real Neat Blog Award.

    More about the nomination is at

    https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2015/04/08/real-neat-blog-award-thanks-so-much-melita/

    Reply
  2. That was a beautiful poem, indeed Ivon….
    Oh Neruda, sigh… such a great poet he was! … All the best to you. Aquileana 😀

    Reply

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