20 thoughts on “Haiku – Rattling Leaves

    1. Thanks. I was hoping I could slide the reader over to how the waning of the light was the bite, which like venom slowed the sap, turned the leaves etc. But you are right, there is a conflict with the natural reaction to read it the way you did. I worried about that.

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  1. I don’t know how I missed reading and responding to your haiku. Life’s been a whirl, but that’s not by way of excuse (…uh, yes it is!). I love the play between the prompt and your words. The beauty of leaves… and sunlight… is their….

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      1. We are in pre-planning week. Kids Monday. Not prepared (emotionally) for it. I’ve been out of the classroom for two years. Had hoped to be in administration this year. But, oh well!

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            1. Whether your students know it or not, they are very lucky to have you for a teacher. You love words and their possibilities. That is going to get through to more than a few of them.

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              1. I have blown young minds. Our young people are unaware, often, of the magic that escapes to make mischief when words are smithed together with art… or, at the least, craft.

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                1. That has to be fantastic when that happens. Yes, unless they’ve been lucky with an earlier teacher or their parents, they have no idea. I still owe so much to Mr. Frank, my fourth grade English teacher. Once a week he would just read to us out loud. His rendering of the Raven changed my life.

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  2. That has to be fantastic when that happens. Yes, unless they’ve been lucky with an earlier teacher or their parents, they have no idea. I still owe so much to Mr. Frank, my fourth grade English teacher. Once a week he would just read to us out loud. His rendering of the Raven changed my life.

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    1. I wasn’t going to respond to this at first, because it came to my reader as “Someone.” (go to your blog and look just above your response)

      I hear so many stories about teachers who transformed lives in different ways. My personal experiences aren’t as vivid as those… possibly because life was turmoil for some of my childhood. I hope I’m making a difference….

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