Today I am grateful to impact the lives of my 9-12 years olds in my poetry writing class. They have such a deep sense of being when they write poetry. One of the young men in my class, an 11 year-old, never ceases to blow me away with his words. He’s a natural. What most excites me about teaching these young people is that they have an intense insight into the way of the world and don’t hesitate to write it down and call it poetry. Amazing!