wind sounds


wind sounds
and wildflowers
in Aunt Marie’s pitcher
gifts of late August

I also posted this poem in 2011.  My great-aunt, Marie Schwanke, worked in special education in the early years of the field.  Her area was hearing impairments. 

The flowers are from  Here too are some pictures from the education section.



8 thoughts on “wind sounds

    1. Thank you, and best wishes to your oldest daughter for the new school year.

      Since Spring 2012, I’ve been working with Jim Kacian and The Haiku Foundation to create free haiku lessons. We published many plans this summer on their new Education Wall. The lessons are free and include adaptations for the needs and interests of many students. If you and your daughter are interested, this link will take you to Jim’s post about the Ed Wall on their blog, which in turn links to the Ed Wall (also listed on their home page).


  1. I love how the essence of a loved one can be captured in a few lines, and a lasting image. Those flowers will always mean her. Do you ever wonder what your image would be?


    1. Thank you for your thoughts, and what a lovely question. I will ponder – perhaps a poet’s heart. Karl and I have attended many memorials, and he knows that if I die before him, I want the blogs to remain. My heart is surely here.

      What would your image be?


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