Wednesday, September 06, 2006


This is the conception
of a new address
the settling in
to wide blank rooms
finding places
for books and plates
beds and a piano
the start of a story
in this rowhouse
on this street
in this silver city.

This is the seed
of a fresh school year
the desks huddling together
ready to awaken life
the shelves organized
the closets heavy
with markers and gluesticks
notebooks and crayons
yellow pads of paper
scribbled with ideas
for the first day
the second day
the days and days
to follow
of unwritten prose.

This is the beginning
crisp and new
the whole world
a possibility.


Blogger Deezee said...

welcome back. I imagine you've been awfully busy with the new home. can't wait to see more photos!

9:01 PM  
Anonymous January said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere! Hope your move went smoothly.

Love your poem. I love the beginning of things--trips, new places, new spaces. Your poem captures that sense of anticipation.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous susanna said...

I like the similarities you've found between home and the classroom, Emily. And you're so positive. Your new students are going to LOVE you!

9:49 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

"the closets heavy..." nice description.

if only my closets were full and not spewed all over my room. lol.

it is going to be a good year.

cheers to a stellar 180 days. proffesionally and socially-in-yer-kitchen-with-coworkers-after-school. hee....

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo Em! Three cheers to new beginnings!! Love, AMPC

9:51 AM  
Blogger twitches said...

Nicely done, as usual. Good to hear you're settling in!

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh How I have missed reading your poems. And how wonderful this one is. I love the "this is the beginning
crisp and new
the whole world
a possibility." May it be so for us both! Love you

8:39 PM  
Anonymous chiefbiscuit said...

Happy new-home coming /housewarming.

5:48 AM  
Anonymous Jorge said...

Look at all that lies ahead - new house, new students, great potential in each and everyone! What a great way to start the new academic year, and how wonderful it is that you have a new home in which to develop those creative lessons that will impact those lucky students for generations to come!

10:40 AM  
Blogger lovegreendog said...

hope your "new year" is off to a great start and that you are settling in comfortably in you new home :)

9:02 AM  
Anonymous abhay said...

Interesting writing...nice poems!

4:49 AM  

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