One Single Impression: Voyeuristic

Sixth Grade Vocabulary Lesson

What do you think of when you think of comfort?

Comfort?
I think soft. Cozy.

Write that down.

He stares at me.

This is a look
I had once
Taken for
Insolence

Though I learned

Once

That this is the look of
A waiting mind.

Oh. Sorry. S - O - F - T.

I am ready for the next word
On his list, but--

And cozy, miss.
How you spell cozy?

I spell. He writes.
We make our way down a long list

That ends with assuring.

For the rest of the day
My mind will replay the tape
And I will learn again

The meaning of soft

As it came through
The searching eyes
Of a young man

Seeking the comfort

Of knowledge

In a classroom.

I think soft. Cozy.

S - O - F - T.

One Single Impression

Comments

  1. powerful reminder of how we take our knowledge for granted and the importance of teachers taking time with their students to light the fire of understanding.

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  2. You do always say it so well and I can feel the SOFT, COZY as your words wrap themselves around my mind. Have a wonderful, cozy, weekend, Sandy!

    Sylvia

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  3. What a wonderful story. The young man is fortunate to have a teacher who could correctly interpret the look on his face and give a helping hand.

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  4. That does feel soft and cosy as I read it!

    Nuts in May

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  5. Comfort = flannel sheets during winter, ac during summer, sunshine during spring, warm colors of fall.
    Such a good lesson learned.

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  6. What a glorious image your words have left in my head!! And inquisitive mind and patience of another.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  7. I can't tell you how much I loved this post. Wonderful!

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  8. That is lovely. I still dream that I am still teaching...

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  9. Beautiful poem. . . I think of warm when I hear cozy.

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  10. Not to mention the comfort of having patient and understanding teachers to help you along on the journey to knowledge. Great post!

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  11. cozy for me means cuddly lol
    soft warm nesty. Nice way to spend the day and I hope while learning to spell he finds himself in that place as well.:)

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  12. A nice poem, so true.

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  13. Nice work Sandy. Definitely from the mind, thoughts, and soul of a teacher. Your students are lucky.

    Thanks friend. Rob.

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  14. applause coming from this side of the planet.

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  15. Beautiful soft poem. I enjoy it!

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  16. Beautiful, soft and cozy all wrapped up in the words of a fine teacher.

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  17. Sometimes we can learn so much from really young minds... their childlike faith reminds us of the things that we have forgotten. Purity at its finest...

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  18. Cosy, comfort, soft and lovely....Beautiful poem

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  19. Love the thought process involved here..

    ode to insomnia

    Also don't forget to post your creative works at Monday Poetry Train Revisited on Monday mornings

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  20. Oh yes, knowledge is so very important.

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  21. there are moments in a life
    that stay with us
    often they are imbued with feeling
    like your poem~

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  22. This poem is soft, cozy, comfortable (and wonderful).

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  23. Anonymous9:45 PM

    So much to see, so much to know, when we see the world through another's eyes. Without your understanding, his gaze would have remained insolent, insular- and the words and thought lost in the space between his world and yours.

    Soft is Good. A teacher who sees with her heart? Priceless.

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  24. Oh wow. And this is why you're such an awesome teacher.

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  25. It is: soft, cozy. I can see the questioning eyes. Wonderful.

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  26. I could only wish everything around me to be cozy...and that innocent eyes...who could impart such wonderful feel?

    beautiful thoughts Sandy....:))

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  27. This poem is cute, soft.... just beautiful :)

    Marinela x x

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  28. Oh Snady- LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! You have and do an amazing job! Wonderful poem...

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  29. Anonymous3:48 PM

    Doesn't that you glad to be a teacher? I pictured my grandson as I read it.

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  30. Sandy, my image of you as this lad pictures is soft, cozy, comforting, and helping.
    You are probably his favorite teacher. Kids have one of these. They need one.
    ..

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  31. lovely that change of understanding. no insolence, waiting.

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