I can't seem to stop writing poetry or reading poetry. I think it is safe to say I love poetry and I love sharing great poetry with others.
My Education: A Sestina
We homeschool now with digital resource
at home to move the children through their grade
I work my shift then we will learn to read
either from First Grade text or from essay
along with math and theory of music
to express ourselves stretching and breathing.
This work requires I check my own breathing
to pull from “my experience” resource
remember how I followed my music
remember how I passed every grade
to ponder Montaigne as my first essay
or finding my first novel to read.
I’ve found authentic joy in what I’ve read
each word each sentence as if I’m breathing
from Science Fiction to Baldwin’s essay
my dictionary as my best resource
as if each book I read was my next grade
with poetry of Yeats as my music.
I must have faith in my own heart’s music
the mountains climbed the many trees I’ve read
to remember when I grappled steep shale grade
an effort combined with centered breathing
the miles in Army ran as a resource
each country road a powerful essay.
A desire to always write essay
of Divinity of Baroque music
our passions and our joy as our resource
to learn to chant new prayers that we just read
the power found within controlled breathing
at home alone without teacher to grade.
To share the science of the world and grade
our scientific journals and essay
on biology of our deep breathing
the frequency and wavelength of music
the many scientific journals read.
We will relearn to grade our own music
find joy in every essay that we’ve read
our controlled breathing our own resource.
© 2020 Jamie Lee Hamann
Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 18, 2020:
Thank you Verlie, Felisa, and Brenda for reading. Jamie
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 16, 2020:
These times are definitely challenging, especially when it comes to continued education while being at home.
So wonderful to find the patience to help instead of leaving them to their own devices.
Felisa Daskeo from Manila, Philippines on April 16, 2020:
I loved how you created the poem about education. Thanks for sharing.
Verlie Burroughs from Canada on April 16, 2020:
So hopeful, and positive, and wise. The Sestina form really moves this along at a nice pace. It looks really challenging to me. Once again I learn something.