This is just to say …

Plain Old FlowerSo, I arrived at school this am and realized I forgot the most recent round of writing submitted by my Grade 8s for their writer’s workshop.  I am disappointed because the writing was stellar and I know the students will be disappointed because they thrive on the feedback I provide (lovingly, I might add) on their work.  Do you think they will be placated by this:

This is just to say …

I have forgotten
Your writing workshops
that were in a heap
beside my imac

and which
you were probably
hoping
to see today

Forgive me
they were delicious
beautifully written
and so bold

WC Williams, thank you for your brilliant work.