poetry out loud 12 March 2014

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I took two students to a most wonderful event yesterday: the Colorado State Poetry Out Loud competition. We held a school competition back in January, and our winner and runner up came with me to Lakewood. Our runner up recited her poems to help the judges “calibrate” before all the state school winners competed. Hearing so much poetry in one place was like heaven and all the students clearly ‘felt’ the words and spoke them from the heart. Our state Poet Laureate hosted the evening rounds and shared so many poems stored in his head along with wonderful facts about many of the poets–wow! The power of words in poetry that bring so much beauty and grace to the human experience.
I love words!

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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