Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Monday, August 12, 2013

My Early Works

My mom recently gave me an old scrapbook she had been keeping of my schoolwork. I just had to post a few of the most memorable things!

 Oh my. If you can embiggen this lovely painting from second grade, you'll see that I have small children hanging from the ceiling and other children sad and crying at their desks, writing "I will be quiet." I swear I have no memory of what traumatic incident prompted this! Scary.

I think this is from first or second grade. Some of my first poetry!

I guess it didn't work-that's why Jewish kids don't ask Santa for things!


Kerry O'Connor said...

This is an amazing artifact of childhood, Sheri. One views such works as if they came from another person altogether. How precious that your mom kept them all these years.

Brian Miller said...

wow. how cool...my mom has a box of stuff..she pulled it out to show my boys a year or so ago...they thought it was pretty funny actually to see my work at the same age they are at...

Fireblossom said...

Kid...most people ask for a trike.

And...you be quiet? Ha!

Mynx said...

How wonderful. I think it is in the Mum rules to keeps stuff from our kids' school days.
I know I have a box full and I a pretty sure my mum has some treasures too

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Loved them all - the poem , the letter and the drawing esp with "That should teach them!"