#SOL17: Memories



Moments in time


Perhaps captured with a camera flash

Or the stroke of a pen.



Moments in time

Experiences shared

As families, as friends, as spectators, as coaches


Perhaps a story told

Or laughter shared.


Moments in time

Voices murmuring

Beckoning here and there


Shared out loud

Multiplying our love!

How are you storing up each moment?  

How do you capture that smile, that glance, that word, that memory?

Thank you, dear friends, for all your kinds words, support and love these past few weeks,  There.are.no.words.to.express.the.depth.of.my.appreciation.

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Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Deb, Kathleen, Lanny, Lisa, Melanie, and Stacey for this weekly forum and the #SOLSC that runs from March 1 to the 31st. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.

24 responses

  1. Lovely poem structure. My OLW this year is Cherish. Caught up in the moment of getting this or that done, I forget to cherish. Thanks for the reminder.

    1. Margaret,
      You had much to cherish at your gorgeous backyard wedding this weekend! ❤

  2. I found it interesting that your poem echoed the sentiment in my own post today, that of cherishing moments that fill our spirit. Thanks for the “echo”, and for being a part of this wonderful community of writers!

    1. Memories meant to be cherished and savored (in the moment and beyond) . . .so precious in our teaching and personal lives! I’ll have to check out your post. Thanks!

  3. I find photos help to recall moments I would forget. Now, stories too. I do wonder though what will become of all this electronic writing?? Maybe that is why I still carry a notebook and jot down my thoughts, too.

    1. Sally,
      I read Cynthia Lord’s Half a Chance this weekend and the photos plus the grandmother made me cry. So many ways to help our students create memory moments that they can cherish all their lives! ❤

  4. It’s these memories that weave us together as humankind. They bring love, comfort, joy, and eventually…peace.

    1. Exactly, Nancy!
      And memories shared are what really “weave us together”! Thanks!

  5. Love this and love this month. So glad I went against all rational thinking and joined. Loved connecting with you daily this month!

    1. Clare,
      Seeing friends daily is such a PLUS for March! Gets us past the winter doldrums and poised for spring! Thanks for being here this month and always! ❤

  6. Fran, I so love your poetry but I also adore how you invite thinking after we read them. It encourages us to take away deeper meaning, more personal meaning. What a great mentor!

    1. Paula,
      I consider this high praise! Thank you so much!

  7. Although memories are “moments in time” they have lasting effects. They bring smiles during sad times and joy during bad.

    1. Yes, different purposes as needed!!!

  8. Thank YOU for being such a supportive member of this community, Fran! This is my first time slicing, and definitely won’t be my last, thanks in large part to all of the wonderfully welcoming people in this group! I’m feeling a little sad as our time together dwindles down! But I’m hoping to see you and others on Tuesdays!

    1. Lorie,
      I hope you continue to slice during the year because this is a very powerful way to “grow your writing muscles.” ❤

  9. Fran, I’m sorry I haven’t been around your blog in a while…this poem is so beautiful. You took something we can all connect to- memories- and wrote about it in such an original and creative way. I love the lines, “Preserved, Perhaps captured with a camera flash, Or the stroke of a pen.” Also love the last line.

    You truly are a cherished member of this community, and it’s an honor to now be part of it. Thanks for all your positive energy. Keep it up! 🙂

    1. You are welcome, Lanny. It is truly a pleasure to be a part of this community! So supportive! Definitely a mutual admiration society!

  10. Beautiful poem, Fran… touching, brought me to tears. I love the repetition of the words “perhaps” and “preserved” – perhaps is an invitation to ponder, while preserved is grounded and definite. My prayers remain with you and your family.

    1. Thanks, Laurie!
      Every day brings renewed hope. Every day brings a challenge. Every day brings a little more laughter. ❤

  11. Memories multiply love – so beautifully said, Fran, and true.

    1. Thanks, Tara!
      so many images captured in so many ways!

  12. “A story told…laughter shared…multiplying our love.” Thank you for this, Fran. It is exactly what I needed to read today. Hugs to you!

    1. Small steps . . .. slowly returning each day anew to our new norm. Thanks, Catherine!

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