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Reconciling #musicalpoetry, #spanish learning, #CI, and #culture


I’m a music teacher. I’m a Spanish teacher. I am a both. I am a Native speaker. How do I reconcile both in my classroom? These were my thoughts throughout #CIIA2018 this month, especially when Laurie Clarcq was speaking in her breakout sessions. As a Spanish teacher, I constantly use music in my room. Mainly […]

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Silage


Wandering through the foggy woodland breathing the musty sods twilight is upon us skulking through murky, moldy dunes A bridge is upon us, filled by webs and fueled by decay creakingly pivoting, summoned by the dark, looming loch Walking through the unstable path, fixed upon the scrutiny of the unknown -the fae beckons- as you slowly […]

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A flurry of wind…


Collapse the mirrors of your soul walk through the valley and inhale… Recite the numbers in your head walk through the pastures, but wait… A wind flurry is stirring ahead feel nature at its best recite the numbers out loud – one, two, three-     I’ve found a gust of wind caressing my skin […]

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For future Remembrance


The wind, as time, does not pause nor the sky or the stars As summer falls to autumn you travel through chapters, through life For future remembrance think not of what challenges come your way, in the pebbles in your path in the troubles of the past but Think of the victories, and ponder on […]

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A classic poem takes a new (musical) flight


A dear friend of mine, who shall remain in anonymity, once showed me e.e. cummings’ i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart). As clichéd as it sounds, I loved it. In the course of this past semester, I enrolled in a composition class. In this class put my big boy pants, and […]

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Believe, I shall…


I believe in the sun, and the warm it exudes. I believe in the moon, the stars, and space. In the sound of the wind against my face. The chill of winter on a morning’s breath  I believe in the heart, emotions palpitating…In the sea and its temperamentI believe in starting clean, and the opportunities it can bring.In […]

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Looming skies


Billowing masses exude crack, ripple, deluge light razes gale grazes Calm… Trees creak, dancing leaves rain drizzles …just stand still

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Rivers


Trickle down my spine Show me who you are Walk through the path and Light up my world tonight Arpeggios percolate through the air shimmering, twinkling, and larking a simple melody beckons and casts back my soul My face glimmers snow cascades turn back and smile away…

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Petrichor


Let it free Let it fall break the drought take the path Grasp the soil make it sing create diamond with silver  winds  

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linger


Leaves may fall Winds may change luster fades but one thing is certain one thing is true three words are constant… they will never change And so it continues one day after another one foot after the other grays softly get technicolor but they won’t sparkle again not like your smile not as the sun […]

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