Saturday, September 14, 2013

September 14, 2013 Sunday Wordle #126



MASTER 
THE TEACHER
One day with your finger
You wrote "Master"
On my palette
Quietly you left the
Message for me to read

I was spreading sumptuous
Violet across my paper
The color vibrant
A silent suggestion
A vision clear
A single goal

At the time
You were the Master
I was the student
But quietly suggesting
What I could become

It happened
Many years ago
I still keep that
Treasured gift
Of encouragement
Generously given


I give it to others
Every chance I get
In memory of you

Note:  Teachers can inspire, encourage, build up students, or they can destroy.  A good teacher is a treasure.



Prompt:  vivacious, vibrant, vacuous, manipulative, vision, single,
sumptuous, slather, spread, short, sassy, violet, master







11 comments:

  1. Reading this and seeing you again in your studio I feel the confidence that a sense of mastery brings - although carefully combined with the humility to pass it on..

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  2. What a wonderful tribute to your master teacher! I had several in my lifetime and feel so blessed!

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  3. I'm hugging your poem to my teacher's heart this morning. Thank you!

    Night Class in German

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  4. I love the story your poem tells. I can fill your gratitude and love that you pass it on. Beautiful write.

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  5. Love the story and yes, teachers can be a wonderful blessing!

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  6. "you wrote master on my palette" Ahhhhhhhh poetry itself ... A lovely poem :)

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  7. How true this is and even now scores of years later do I remember those that encouraged me to find my hidden potential.

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  8. A masterful tribute by a master who has learned the most important lesson. This is wonderful my friend,

    Elizabeth

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  9. Paying it forward in the absolute sense. The gift that keeps on being given, Annell! Thank you, for all those who never told you!

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  10. Annell, such truth in your words here. The wrong teacher can destroy a life.

    Pamela

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