Hello and Happy Poetry Friday. Today’s connecting hearthoughts are
because, we are lucky to celebrate the joyful 37-year teaching career of a Poetry Friday icon,
Mary Lee Hahn, my poetry pal.
Brown fur on green canvas
Floppy fountains of spring grass on public
school lawn can’t hide hop hop hop!
Free-range bunnies garden as intently
as bigger bent bodies groom their Beacon Hill patches.
[Mary Lee left carrots for bun-buns]
Harriet Tubman – poem for Mary Lee Hahn
Hello, Ms. Tubman! In awe we share your memory at
streetside sculpture park, a reflection upon 13 bold trips from
Maryland, secretly walking BeLoveds out of cruel bondage
that never ever should have been.
[Mary Lee left flowers for Moses, Harriet Tubman]
Surprise! Mary Lee Hahn, writer, reader, poetry-pusher &
educator extraordinaire, recently, mysteriously, invisibly,
imaginatively [as storytold in poem + fotos above] joined in
on select sojourns in at BostonTown, where
I’m temporarily in residence for great food &
expert health care.
YEAH! HAPPINESS ALWAYS dear MARY LEE!
I salute the singular Mary Lee, retiring soon after 37 years.
She incomparably devotes & dedicates her energy to
providing abundant time needed for uplift of children. Her
inventive & brilliant wings-bringing to each
student, is the school experience
every child should have.
Applause, applause applause, dear Mary Lee!!!
Here is chalk poster, from this year’s earlier fun frou! frou!
for Mary Lee’s 60th birthday. Mwah! to Mary Lee from someone feeling
joy to be part of Mary Lee’s Poetry Friday hoopla.
I also wish a boisterous Happy Birthday to today’s other marvelous
P.F. birthday person, Christie Wyman, of Wondering and Wandering fame.
who is graciously our Poetry Friday hostess – many appreciations, Christie.
[I expect to return here before the month’s out, with a Bookseestudio
splash for my Highlights Foundation Novel in Verse workshop pal,
Joanne R. Fritz, who has created a brilliant MG novel, EVERYWHERE BLUE.]