Today is a groundbreaking ceremony for the new San Ramon City Center. Here is the poem I’ll be reading at the ceremony.

Sacred ritual, this breaking of the ground
Shovel poised and ready
To turn a little bit of earth over
Under blue skies and Diablo’s watchful eye
A ceremonial promise to our children made here today

As dormant field gives way to fertile new life
Becoming hardscape heartspace,
Holding nature’s green space,
Growing vibrant, San Ramon’s City Center
Poised proudly on the edge of the future

We embrace words spoken solemnly
Proclaiming this moment momentous
This small mound of earth bearing witness to
The transformative power of community,
The communal power of our groundbreaking rite.

About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops for children and adults. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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