Sunday, November 14, 2010

The End Of a Decade; The Start Of an Age

In a trimester where things are most stressful for me with field hockey and school, Poetry Class really helped me relax. Whether I was anxious for a big game or nervous for the outcome of a test, I could always count on the comfort, excitement, and energy of Poetry Class to calm me down. By having Poetry Class, I was able to take a step back, re-focus, and breathe- something that is impossible in my other classes. But most importantly, Poetry Class opened up my eyes to a whole other universe- a universe where it is acceptable to be different. In fact, being different is encouraged. Poetry and Poetry Class are judgment free zones. I was able to break out of my shell, laugh a lot, have fun, and express myself in ways I would have never expected before. I became more comfortable with myself and everyone around me, and for that I am grateful.
"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel
In class, I was also able to develop a greater sense of how substantial poetry is. All the meanings, the symbolism, the styles, and the emotions- it's incredible. I went into the class hating poetry and thinking it was stupid and came out loving it and having so much respect for poems and poets. Thank you, Mrs. Lewis for being such a wonderful teacher! Until we meet again, xoxo Brunette