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
to see today

Forgive me
they were delicious
beautifully written
and so bold

WC Williams, thank you for your brilliant work.