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Pink Trees and Poetry…

When days are long and tiring it is so restorative to turn to art and poetry.

I like to walk through the school at the end of the day when the halls are empty and quiet (and filled with left-behind sweaters, lunch bags, lonely single shoes…) to see what the students have been busy creating. Today their hard work lifted my weary spirit!

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(Poems by Gr. 5 & 6 – paintings by Gr. 1)

See what I mean? Restorative. I hope you find just the thing to restore your own self. Tomorrow needs our renewed enthusiasm!

“She sweeps with many-coloured brooms,
And leaves the shreds behind;
Oh, housewife in the evening west,
Come back, and dust the pond!

You dropped a purple ravelling in,
You dropped an amber thread;
And now you’ve littered all the East
With duds of emerald!

And still she plies her spotted brooms,
And still the aprons fly,
Till brooms fade softly into stars –
And then I come away. ”
(Emily Dickinson)

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