Friday, May 8, 2009
"Guess what" was the subject of an email I received today. It was from an excited mother of one of my students! M. had received a $50 check in the mail. His poem had won the national poetry contest sponsored by one of the clubs in which I am affiliated! A second email reported that a letter came today from the chair Angie Greer Jr. Music in Poetry event. It indicated that the poem will be published in an upcoming edition of Jr. Keynotes.
I asked that they bring along a copy of the check to the recital next Sunday and present it officially to him in a public place. He worked hard on the poem, and should receive some applause for his efforts.
It made M.'s weekend and it's only Friday! Hmmmm, what might a twelve year old poet spend $50 on?