Self-Aware

Indeed, I am swamped with balancing eLearning with my precious 2nd graders and their families at this unprecedented time in our history. However, because it’s National Poetry Month, I felt a nudge to post at our Pub today, April 1st, the beginning of a month celebrating poems and poets. I quickly skimmed old files and found this old one, and I found it has a voice, although a quiet one these days. Sometimes writers whisper. -jtl

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Myself

Herself

Myself

Himself

Myself

Yourself

Myself

Ourselves

Myself

Themselves

Myself

 

While

arranging

self on

life’s

shelf,

I see.

Truth

transfers

tranquility

in quests and

requests for

harmony.

Herself

Himself

Yourself

Ourselves

Themselves

Myself

Truth

sets one

free.

It’s not

at all

about

me.

4 comments

  1. Jan,

    First…the photograph…the layers of beauty
    equate to the lines of wisdom in the poem.
    Perfectly lovely and perfectly wise.

    Stay safe, Dear Jan.

    Sarah

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  2. Hi Jan

    A very interesting and ,insightful poem. When we become self-aware, we realize it is about more than “oneself”, it is about how we are connected to others, how we matter in their lives and how they matter in ours. Each individual’s experience, actions and thoughts influence so many other people and things. This is very well done and the photo is so lovely!

    Thank you for sharing,
    my best,
    Wendy

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    • Hi, Wendy.

      It’s nice to see you today at the Pub. I’m officially on Spring Break; however, it’s odd to think of that as we normally do as things are not normal. Due to mandates for social distancing, I’ve been teaching from home for the past 3 weeks. My 2nd grade students, their families, and I, supported by a strong district and school system, are doing the very best we can do with 1-1 Chromebook instruction from afar. We are moving forward the best way we know how. As we know the paths are not clear right now. Take care. Your friendship through writing means the world to me.

      Jan

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