Friday, May 27, 2011

Poetry Friday and a Tadpole Summer

I liked this poem that came today from Your Daily Poem. It's perfect for the last days of school as students, teachers, and parents take a deep breath on "the tadpole end of this adventure."

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Streamside, May 2010
by Suzanne Comer Bell

Dear Parents,

Forgive us. We’ve been swept away with your children.
We hope to return when school is over …
only, we don’t know exactly when that will be,
for school never ends, really,
and now that this year is finished (or nearly so!),
your child will be handed safely to another one of us—
passed along like raindrops in this cycle of life learning
that we’re all a part of—
we feel so fortunate, so fat-gilled, to have been on
the tadpole end of this adventure, that
we wanted to take a moment,
before the next wave arrives, and

our legs

Read the rest here.


  1. What a wonderful attitude that poem conveys! Love it.

  2. Yes, I LOVED getting this poem today!! I read it aloud at our final day staff gathering. They loved it, too!

  3. Well, I mean I loved getting it YESTERDAY...I guess I'm still in a bit of a time warp. The end of school and the sudden jump off of a strict schedule does that...