Lessons From a Hawk

Something flickered

I caught a glimpse

of swooping grace and wings

a world of wonder

with yellow eyes

staring right at me


The hawk became my teacher

These are my lessons learned


Be a keen observer

Pay attention to each breeze

Soar with courage

Move with ease

Listen loud to every silence,

Measure every sound

Be fierce

Be graceful

Ever grateful

Ever present

Every moment

Ever mindful

Ever sure and ever steady

Ever ready

To live these lessons from a hawk


(Day 14: 1 subject 30 words #titlefromtextpoem)


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 and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. 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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