Tuesday, June 10, 2014

My Teacher ~

Sleep well, my little one.
May your dreams nourish your soul this night
for you, my little one 
are my teacher 
your fingers point the way 
your lively steps lead where I may follow 
your outstretched arms embrace your world 
your eyes are my mirror 
within your innocence, I am reflected 
through your eyes, I encounter the universe 
together we may walk 
hand in hand, through time 
together we are one 
for you are my teacher
my little one.

(dedicated to my granddaughter, Rose
 photo credit goes to Rose's grandpa, her papa) 

49 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Margie!! We learn from children every bit as much (and maybe more) than they learn from us, don't we?

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    1. Thanks so much, Keith.
      I think children teach us so much, especially about 'the joy of life'
      Rose has such a vigor and joy of life, it's truly contagious!

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  2. i can think of few better teachers than a child...smiles...they will wear you out...but they def will teach you...smiles....see the magic...

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    1. Brian,
      Oh, Rose has totally worn me out but it's pure bliss to be around her.
      No better teacher than a child .
      Thanks for the comment
      Smiles

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  3. children are angels......so innocent..we should .learn so much from them...beautiful as always Margie...
    she is so cute.. :-)

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    1. Hi Athira
      Thanks for the kind words.
      All children are angels and it makes me sad to see so many of them that grow up to be such troubled beings, something about the world and those in their world change them.

      Rose is the cutest ...
      I adore her :)

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  4. This indeed touches the very pulse of one's heart. So loving and gracious are your words... the JOY of BEING is made known. Thank You dear Margie.

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    1. So very kind you are dear Rose Marie .... thanks so much for the lovely comment.

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  5. Margie, this is fantastic, I love it... and the photo is priceless and goes perfectly!

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda,
      I appreciate your visit and comment.

      Have a wonderful weekend.
      xx

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  6. How sweet this is! The poem is magical and the photo so cute. What wonderful memories and feelings you have saved for Rose in this. Beautiful!

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    1. Lisa,
      Your kind words brought a smile to my face, thanks very much.
      I am making a scrapbook for Rose with the poems I have written for her, it's such a joyful experience for me to do so.

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  7. Beautiful, thoughtful poem and one of the finest photos I've ever seen. Brava, bravo to you both.

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    1. Thanks kind Geo.
      Your comment brought me joy.

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  8. Awwww....how sweet this is! And I love the photo. There is so much childhood joy in it!

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    1. Thanks Martha for the kind words,
      This is one of my most favorite photos of Rose.

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  9. As she should be how magnificent, all the joy within, that little person, with such a enthusiasm for life, so little, magical...I know what influence she's had in her life, the confidence she has now won' t go away, she owes it to many things but mostly to the person who's kept her the most, oh angel, you made her a little adventuress to behold, now you rest , love, xxx,me

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    1. Lorraine,
      Every moment I have spent with Rose has been such a gift to me, I cannot begin to tell you of the joy she brings to my life.
      I know we are the best of friends as she tells me so.

      Your kind words mean so much!
      Thank you.

      Love you
      xxx

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  10. Oh wow...so true...children really can be out greatest teachers - if we'll only allow them to be!
    And such a beautiful photo...xxx

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    1. Hi Ygraine
      I love children and they truly are the best teachers.
      Thanks for the kind words on the photo, my favorite
      xxx

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  11. Hi Margie! What a beautiful way to see your grandchild...as your teacher. I guess they really are. I just spent last weekend with my two year old granddaughter, and she has a huge thing for flowers these days. What fun to see her pick out just the right one...and then fling it away, so she can find the next one.
    Not sure what I should learn from that, but it's so fun to see what engages her mind. Your Rose is one blessed little girl to have you!
    Ceil

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    1. Hello Ceil
      Your granddaughter sounds so precious as my little Rose is.
      I always enjoy your comments and visits , thank you so much.

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  12. As always, Margie, beautiful thoughts and words. You write the words I feel. Granddaughters teach you different things as they grow, and they tug at your heart in different ways. But, no matter the age, the holding your hand, the hug, the kiss, the "I love you, Grammy', are precious.

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    1. Hi Bonnie
      As grandmothers we are both very blessed.
      Your lovely comment made me feel joy.
      Thank you, dear Bonnie.
      xx

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  13. Very sweet poem, Margie. We do learn a lot from little ones. Cute photo too!

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    1. Thanks so much, Daisy for the kind words.
      They are appreciated.

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  14. Awwwww....I love this so much Margie ;o) Beautiful ;o) You have made my heart smile again ;o) Love the photo ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Stacy,
      You are so kind.
      I was happy I made your heart smile as your comment made me smile and a big SMILE ;o)
      Thanks dear girl
      Big Hugs back
      xx

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  15. Gorgeous, sweet poem... I agree that we can learn so much from children, and the fresh new way they look at the world...

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    1. Welcome Sharmon
      I so appreciate your visit and lovely comment, many thanks.
      Children are such a joy and they teach us about joy, pure joy!

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  16. Boa tarde,
    Linda homenagem da vovó orgulhosa da sua bela netinha.
    Dia Feliz
    AG
    http://momentosagomes-ag.blogspot.pt/

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    1. Your kind words mean a lot, thanks Antonio.

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  17. Que linda homenagem a sua netinha
    nós avós temos o mesmo amor de filho com nossos netos.
    Fiquei feliz em conhecer seu blog e seguir você.
    Um abraço carinho daqui do Brasil.

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    1. Evanir
      How nice to have you visit and follow .
      Your comment is lovely, thank you.

      Hugs back

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  18. Beautiful!!!

    Thanks so much for visiting!! I just posted Part 2 of Country Folk if you are interested....

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Debbie
      I truly enjoyed your last post of Country Folk.

      Thanks for the kind words.

      Hugs

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  19. Beautiful sentiment and a darling grand-daughter...the two go hand-in-hand with lots of love and caring, Margie~

    Hugs
    xoxoxo

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    1. Hi Jan
      You are so right about the two of us going hand-in-hand with lots of love.
      I am so blessed and grateful to have Rose as she teaches me about how to be truly joyful.

      Thanks so much for the kind words.

      Hugs back
      xoox

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  20. This is so lovely and true, Margie. Children are our teachers. I learned so much from my students. I just hope they did too!!

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    1. Hello Jim
      Many thanks for dropping by.
      Your kind words are appreciated.

      I am sure you were a great teacher and your students learned 'all the right lessons' you taught them.
      Smiles

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  21. Beautiful words, Margie, and such a wonderful, carefree shot of Rose.

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    1. Hi Faye
      Many thanks on the lovely comment.
      It means a great deal to me.

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  22. Sometimes we forget that we also learn from children. Beautiful poem.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. A Cuban In London
      Yes, we do forget but should not as children are our best teachers.
      Thanks so much for the visit and kind words on my poem.

      Greetings from beautiful Colorado

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  23. I love all your latest poems and this photo! Hope you have a great time with your company.

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker