23 April 2013

Commencement

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Adapting to the changes of the year, month, day, hour, O!
You hold on tight to prevent flying off on a tangent.
But in time, life is so full you forget to regret
And instead smile at the sweetness of
Your being in the world.
You, too, change by the moment—
As your mind moves so does the pen in your hand,
The shape of your silence, the pace of your breathing—
And I know you have a new idea, revelation, discovery, O!
Greatness of spirit accompanies your progress in the world.





Written for a student who misses me and posted in Poetry Pantry #152 at Poets United.



Copyright © 2013 S.L.Chast


17 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What a terrific poem to send to a student who misses you!Love your closing line!

VaNdAnA ShArMa said...

yes, we should all leave behing our regrets and move ahead,,,,,inspirational

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I can see this being taped to a study wall somewhere...

Mary said...

This is beautiful. I especially like the lines "As your mind moves, so does the pen in your hand." It must be a wonderful feeling, Susan, knowing you are missed by a student......and that you made a strong impact on someone's life!

Dr. Pearl Ketover Prilik (PKP) said...

Ah delightful -! Thank you for sharing a poem that was surely greeted with great joy :)

Grace said...

How lovely Susan ~ I specially like, You too change by the moment, part ~ There is comfort and reassurance to the student who will someday make a difference in the world ~

Happy Sunday ~

Brian Miller said...

smiles...your heart for your student shines through...
so much changes so fast in leaving school to face the world...
we need that kind of encouragement...

Nataša Dolenc said...

So truthful. We do change by the moment. I also like the closing line.

rallentanda said...

It must be very rewarding for a teacher to have an appreciative student.

Jinksy said...

As your mind moves so does the pen in your hand

That's what we all hope for, anyway! LOL

TALON said...

I loved this. Your student must have loved it even more. There are three teachers who made such an impact on my life...I did get the opportunity to thank them as an adult. Teachers are remarkable. End of. :)

LaTonya Baldwin said...

encouraged. sure your student will appreciate it.

Emma Major said...

I wish I had teachers like you

kelvin s.m. said...

...your last two lines are my wisdom for today... what a great start to read such a positive vibe Susan... though i didn't get quite a good graduation in college...i still cherish those moments & try not to remember the things that made me sad & gave me dissappointment... smiles... thanks for the poem...

kelvin s.m. said...

...your last two lines are my wisdom for today... what a great start to read such a positive vibe Susan... though i didn't get quite a good graduation in college...i still cherish those moments & try not to remember the things that made me sad & gave me dissappointment... smiles... thanks for the poem...

Margaret said...

The shape of your silence -- intriguing! Keep moving that pen, Susan!

Vuong Pham said...

Nice shape poem! Keep it up :)