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Lesson of the Day

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Patricia
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0 posted 12-03-2007 07:43 PM       View Profile for Patricia   Email Patricia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Patricia

Lesson of the Day

I am from early morning glories and
sunlight streams that play peek-a-boo through
smoky puffs of cotton.

I am from Mama's kitchen,
cast-iron crackles, and
gurgles of fresh grind
percolating daybreak aromas
to wake my daddy.

I am from Sunday morning stained glass
in brilliant blue hues and
statues
of mother and child.
I am from organ pipes bellowing,
beseeching me to still myself
and listen to His word.

I am from hoola hoops and
sprinkler jumps,
barefoot bee stings,
and backyard swings.
"Look Mama, my toes scrape the sky."

I am from simplicity wrapped
in downy dreams.
Once known, now often forgotten
in the shuffle of grown-up work-a-days,
but visited again in a moment called
silence.

© Copyright 2007 Patricia A. Plotz - All Rights Reserved
Sunshine
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1 posted 12-03-2007 08:14 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Patricia! I truly enjoyed this and thank you for letting me help you make it a challenge. So that your readers will have some background, all they need do is visit here:

http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum7/HTML/000743.html


and now they, too, will have an opportunity to interact with your students by issuing their own Lessons to be shared!

However, it's going to take me a bit to be as good as the teacher.

How about a shiny apple???



Margherita
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2 posted 12-04-2007 02:24 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Dear Patricia, I enjoyed your "Lesson of the Day" greatly! And let me say how happy I am to see you came back, I missed you and your wonderful poetry.

I will try to meet this challenge, but it won't be "immediate", not having much time. Thank you dear Karilea too!

Love and hugs.
Margherita
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Earth Angel
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4 posted 12-04-2007 12:47 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Patricia ~ and I like who you are!

I read Sunshine's response and then I headed over to Poetry Challenge ~ and this is a terrific one! I might try my hand at it. I hope others do, because I would love to get to know them better, as well!

You deserve a big, gold star for this "Lesson of the Day"!

Love & Teacher Light,

Linda
aziza
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5 posted 12-04-2007 01:26 PM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

Oh, I like you.

I'll give your challenge a shot because you touched me so much with your poem.  What a beautiful testament to who you are.

Alison
Martie
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6 posted 12-05-2007 11:24 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Patricia.......What an inspiration this is....to dig the roots up from the beginning and feel them with all the senses.  Lovely!
Susan Caldwell
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7 posted 12-05-2007 11:25 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

wow beautiful inspiration and person!

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

Earth Angel
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8 posted 12-05-2007 02:09 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Patricia, this is one of the absolute best challenges that has come from this poem! I am enjoying reading everyone's responses and getting to know them better!

Your gifts of poetry and teaching are gifts that keep on giving!


Linda
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9 posted 12-05-2007 03:01 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

I absolutely adore this, and thank you ever so much for this wonderful challenge. Nicely done!!
lucky
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10 posted 12-05-2007 11:12 PM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

Just want to thank you and also
Sunshine - out standing subject
for a Challenge...

much liked...

    quote:
    I am from hoola hoops and
    sprinkler jumps,
    barefoot bee stings,
    and backyard swings.

best wishes, dale
ThisDiamond
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11 posted 12-06-2007 08:34 AM       View Profile for ThisDiamond   Email ThisDiamond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ThisDiamond's Home Page   View IP for ThisDiamond

So very excellent to read you Patricia.
All blessings, and happiest holidays.
TD
TinaTrivett
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12 posted 12-06-2007 08:45 AM       View Profile for TinaTrivett   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TinaTrivett

I love this so much. It could 'fit' right in down here in Georgia.

Thanks for the challenge.
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13 posted 12-06-2007 09:28 AM       View Profile for Interloper   Email Interloper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Interloper

Well done, indeed.  
Yet, could one expect less from a southern belle?
You ARE from southern Missouri, aren't you


Poet, said my Muse to me, look in thy heart and write.
Pilgrimage
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14 posted 12-06-2007 11:20 AM       View Profile for Pilgrimage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pilgrimage

There's a lot here I identify with, the hoola hoops and the sprinkler jumps and the warmth of your childhood.  Nicely done.

Nan (Pilgrim variety)

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15 posted 12-06-2007 07:58 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

"Look Mama, my toes scrape the sky."

Oh, Patricia, how this rings a bell! I used to swing as high as I could, to touch the clouds!
And since one of my sisters is named Patricia,
just reading your name rings childhood memory bells.
iliana
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16 posted 12-07-2007 12:35 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Patricia, I really enjoyed finding out where you are from!  Have to admit, the pictures were made so clear to me that it brought back some of my own memories.  Great challenge, btw.......*hugs*....jo
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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17 posted 12-07-2007 02:49 AM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

I am from simplicity wrapped
in downy dreams.
Once known, now often forgotten
in the shuffle of grown-up work-a-days,
but visited again in a moment called
silence.


Patricia... you are the essence of beautiful - thank you for encouraging us to contribute to your "I am from" challenge... I have loved reading all the wonderful contributions... RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

serenity blaze
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18 posted 12-07-2007 05:39 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

And look at what you hath wrought!

I see now what all the fuss is about.

Sweet as taffy, and wrapped in gingham.



Way to go, Patricia!
vandana
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enjoyed
 
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