Last week at Poetry Friday, I shared a unique and creative summer poem swap gift from Mary Lee Hahn. It is a custom-designed oracle haiku and dodoitsu deck. For today's slice of life, I use one line from the deck to create a dodoitsu (a four-line poem of 7-7-7-5 syllables) about a highlight of the three-day weekend with the little grandgirls. Each moment with them is a gift.
As I look back on my own childhood in my Nonnie's kitchen, I reminisce about mixing wonder with childhood dreams during one of our creative activities. A little bit of dreaming with a good amount of chocolate are delicious ingredients in a sweet treat.
summer shakes away stormy blues
with grandgirls in the kitchen
whisking, baking, licking spoons
great expanse of life.
My little ones started the 2021-2022 school year yesterday, just like many Northern Virginia educators. My best wishes are sent out to all who create enriched learning experiences for all their learners.
Tuesday Slice of Life at Two Writing Teachers