Watching my students write

There’s just that moment…

When shoulders are hunched over keyboards.

Fingers moving.

Brains at work

Choosing just the right word

Reading the sentence.

And changing the word.


Two heads lean in together

Eyes explore the other’s work

A question is asked.

There is an answer I cannot hear.

But I can see the nod.  The smile.

At last, the perfect word is found.

And the typing begins again.







  1. Gretchen Schroeder · March 8, 2016

    I love how you have captured this moment! Thanks for sharing!


  2. marymary219 · March 8, 2016

    That’s a big reason why we even try to have workshop, isn’t it?


  3. janefhelms · March 8, 2016

    Oh this is lovely. Every spark captured and the hint of a story stirs.


  4. shellymkeller · March 9, 2016

    Love how you shared the moment of watching kids write!


  5. Dana Murphy · March 9, 2016

    This is great! I love how wrote about one moment – really, one second – in time. I can just picture you sitting there, watching. So great.

    The poem format worked really well here, too.


  6. Adrienne · March 9, 2016

    You have captured something huge in very few words.Well done!


  7. neylonk · March 9, 2016

    Wow, what a watchful eye you have! I can see you, smile on your face, sitting there and watching them. You created that. Not just the poem, the space for them. So they can do that! How lucky they are!


  8. paulabourque · March 10, 2016

    You captured the essence of writing community! Lovely, truly lovely!


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