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Edgemont Elementary School

Last modified: September 15, 2020

Poems by Miss Garner

Hallowed music rings

Inherent to existence

Awakening me

I dance a lyrical song

My soul stirring, longing to be set free

Until with every movement that I create

At last, I find, the inner me.

How do I capture the beauty that I see in people, places, and in tiny things?

I put the pencil to the paper, yet it ends up close to frivolity.

I long to make a Rembrandt, Picasso, or Van Gogh

With my own brand cast upon it

Will I forever live in shadows?

I will not stop, I cannot stop, I’m meant to try to capture it!

One way that I have found I can, is by teaching it to my students.

Lights, camera, action!

A poignant message unfolds

POWERFUL teaching!

A story, a story, tell me a story!

Tell me with your eyes

Tell me with your voice

Tell me with your gestures

Make it come alive!

Amuse me, even thrill me,

But most of all

make it personal…

Make it revelatory!